We have all gone through difficult situations that make us question who we are. Just when we thought we had it all figured out, or when we thought we had finally made it to the places we desired to be, life comes along and brings challenges that make us question the core of who we are. Depending on how you perceive your challenges, they will either make you completely doubt yourself or they can serve as confirmation of what your purpose in life is.
Who does God say you are? Do you know how the LORD perceives you or are you living uncertain of your purpose and calling in life? The calling we have over lives is not only limited to a religious setting but to every place that we set the soles of our feet. Your workspace, your family, and friendships can be a place of calling where you can minister the gospel of the LORD Jesus Christ in how you live your life. Let me give you an example of my life, my name is Unathi- a South African Xhosa name which means “with us”, this is referring to God’s presence. I have discovered that God has given me a responsibility to carry His presence wherever I go, not because of my worthiness or greatness but because it is a mandate and task that Heavenly Father has given me. He gave me a scripture which serves as a foundation for my life- Psalm 91:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”. The responsibility that comes with this is spending a lot of time with God, I therefore cannot afford to compromise on spending quality time with Him. In that special time, God pours Himself out and instructs me on what to do next. When I don’t spend as much time, I operate from an empty place and do not minister from a place of overflow. To operate in purpose, I must do my part and He shows up and provides me with all the tools I need to do life. So, I ask again, who does God say you are? If you do know, are you operating in alignment with that revelation? If yes, then good- may God expand your territory and bless you even more. If you do not know, perhaps it is time to get into the presence of God, pursue Him so that you are fully aware of who you are, following His will and purposes. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much is waiting for you.
God invites you today to partake of His table of righteousness, He has prepared the most delightful nourishment that will bring you fulfillment and purpose. Whenever we receive an invitation, we have the option of either accepting or rejecting it. The same applies to the invitation given to us by Heavenly Father, we must decide.
“Take your seat at the table!” A quote I learned from my former boss. When God reveals who you are and what He has called you to do, do it. Be active through obedience. Partner with God and continue to refer to Him as you operate in your place of purpose. The Holy Spirit is very practical and can teach you how to do your job more effectively- He knows all things. Taking your seat at the table means you choose yourself, not from a place of selfishness but from a place of knowing that you are accountable for your life. No one else has been ordained to do what God has called you to do, yes the work of God must continue and God can allocate that task to someone else if you are not willing but chances are you will do it in a very unique manner that will minister in great ways. Be who you are, take your seat at God’s table and eat of His word. Wrap yourself in His identity for you. You are who God says you are, show up like that.
I pray that today you will choose to accept the invitation to dine with Him and allow Him to serve you a different menu than what you are used to, He is God that knows your beginning and your end, He wants to be present in your daily life and walk with you in intimacy. That takes deciding friend. God is awaiting your response; He is excited to sit and fellowship with you, so you can get to know Him better and know all He has called for you to do in this life.
Psalm 23: 5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows”
You are blessed, with love