Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
The more you love God, the closer He will bring you to Himself and reveal His secrets. The world always confuses you when you listen to it. It preaches the very opposite of what God teachers us. When we worry about things, we don’t think clearly enough, neither can we discern God’s voice. It is so important to have quiet times with God. God is always talking to you. We have to learn how to recognise Him, so ask Him often until He is ready to show you. Plenty of times we are too busy to even try to listen to Him. Demons also talks to you all day long and for some reason we tend to listen to Satan’s voice more clearly and obey him rather than God.
A Curse Can be Disguised As A Calling
People might be saying things like ‘no way would I ever obey Satan.’ The thing is every time you give into a temptation, which is evil, you are giving into the demonic world. God never temps you to do evil. All curses; which are the result of sin, come from Satan indirectly or directly. People often blame God for all the evil in the world when they should blame people for letting Satan working in them. Satan will often use people to do his dirty work. He loves using Christians, who think they are actually doing the will of God, but are not. And they in fact do the most harm. People whether they like us or not, do expect us to behave in a Christlike fashion and when we don’t, they use it as an excuse to say Jesus is not the Son of God. And that all Christians are following a false god. That Jesus is just a man, not the Son of God at all. We all have been there, believing at some point we are doing the will of God, only to find out later that we have made a very big mistake. Doing God’s will, will always give us peace, even in the midst of a huge battle.
Be strong in the Lord and in his great power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.
People don’t realise that poverty for example could be a curse. It may be the will of God that you are free of sickness, so that you can get in and do the work God is calling you to do. Sometimes it is God’s will that you seek poverty for the glory of God and sometimes God does use sickness for His glory. The trick is knowing the will of God. When it is a calling; you are just drawn to it. And you can’t always explain why. I am not particularly interested in wealth, but spiritual wealth. If I was wealthy according to the world, it would make me unhappy. I would find it a distraction from my real calling. Other people are called to be wealthy to serve God with it. And show the world that there is far more important things then fame and wealth. In their own way they will draw people to understand how good kind and loving our God is.
I was amazed to find out just how many holy saints are among the royalty. King Henry the eight destroyed a church, because it housed many Catholic saints, who bodies were incorruptible. He was destroying the evidence, that God was pleased with all these saints. A great many of them were royalty. I always had a bad opinion of the royalty ability to stay true to God. I thought they had too many temptations to stay on the straight and narrow road that leads to eternal life. When I read that I repented.
What A Force Calling May Look Like
1 Timothy 6:6-10
Serving God does make us rich, if we are satisfied with what we have. We brought nothing into the world, so we can take nothing out. But, if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that. Those who want to become rich bring temptation to themselves and are caught in a trap. They want many foolish and harmful things that ruin and destroy people. The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Some people have left the faith, because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves much sorrow.
I think that really explains things well. If what you want, brings sorrow, if it keeps your mind off God, if you become obsessive about it to the point you become blind sighted, about the people you are called to love and nurture, if the door keeps closing on your face and will not open, if it becomes a god to you. If it does not produce a greater love for God you can guarantee it is not a calling from God. Even a true calling can cause sorrow, because the calling becomes more important than God. Sometimes we want to answer a calling our way and our timing. It never works out well for us and the people around us. You have to learn to let go and trust God. And genuinely seek to please God and that it is not always about ‘you.’ When we are cursed by Satan, it takes away the glow in our lives. Our minds and hearts are more on what is working against us. There is plenty of sorrow and bitterness.
A True Calling from God
When it is a calling and we doing it for the love of God. It has the effect of bring us closer to God and the people he has brought into our lives. Everything just opens up to us and made easy. It feels like it is meant to be, we feel free and completely contented with our lot in life. There is no envy of other people’s calling, because we know we are doing what God wants of us. Now after saying all that, it doesn’t mean we won’t have to suffer and share the suffering of Christ, because we will. It just that we are made for that particular cross. And God knows how to lift us up when we can’t take it anymore.
One day I was looking at a picture of the crucified Lord. And something within me felt compassion for Him, so much so I wanted to give Him something of what He gave me, back to Him. To show my appreciation of what He gave me. You get it, I was being called to give God permission to make me a martyr for Him. And He responded to it instantly, letting me know that it will happen one day, but not just yet, but He was making preparations for it. He showed me how much joy it gave Him that I offered. If your suffering, whatever it is, if it is united with Jesus’s suffering, God will then release even more grace to people who will not recognise Jesus as the true Saviour. We are all called to save souls one way or another in union with Jesus.