So, Abram left as the Lord had told him.
— Genesis 12:4
God showed up in Abram’s life and called him to a specific task. We see the story recorded in Genesis chapter 12. The first thing we notice after God delivered his call to Abram was that Abram acted. He did what God had placed on his heart.
Abram had a new sense of purpose in his life. People who have a strong sense of purpose can do great things. God has given us a purpose: to bring honor to him and to encourage his people.
The Word tells us that God has prepared tasks for us to do. And not only that, he promises to empower us with all of the power (the Holy Spirit) we will need to complete the task at hand. Do you sense his purpose, direction, and help in your life? If so, you are primed to accomplish your calling in Christ.
The Bible is full of stories about people who had an unmistakable sense of purpose as they lived their lives. For example, when David faces Goliath, we hear his words from the battlefield, “This day the Lord will hand you over to me and I will strike you down, and the whole world will know there is a God in Israel.“ David was not just trying to show off his skill with the slingshot that day. He was fulfilling his purpose and accomplishing the task set before him, and he was doing it to give glory to his God. In fact, he later tells us that “the battle is the Lord’s.” David had a sense of purpose as he ran to the battle line that day, and he knew his God was with him.
I doubt any of us are going to be called today to fight a giant. Thank goodness for that. But whatever job we approach should be seen as a potential place for God to work through us to bring glory to him. God can use you and what you are doing today to be a light in this world.
Do you sense his purpose in your life today? It is a powerful and exciting thing when you realize that God wants to use you to do great things.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord.
— Colossians 3:17