When Your Calling Isn't Your Natural Gift

There are two types of people I admire. One is the person who is naturally gifted. Have you ever met someone who tried something for the first time and excelled? I mean anything they touch turns into gold? Yea, that person because I am trying to live the golden life. The 2nd is the person who isn’t naturally talented but has a passion and drive to succeed. This person knows that they aren’t the best but they have a call to do it. And because of their grind they become leaders in what they do. I feel like the 2nd person is the person, I admire the most because I want to be the person who is willing to lay it all on the table for passion.

Today in my study in Exodus 4:10-12, I met with Moses who just encountered Jesus at the burning bush. God gave Moses instruction to share God’s message to the Isrealites and to lead them out of slavery. I am sure Moses was honored to be chosen but uncertainty quickly flooded his mind. He gave God a laundry list of reasons why he was unable to speak to His people. And then God responded by saying that He gave Him a mouth and He will also give Moses the words to say to the Israelites.

Now, I have read Exodus quite a few times, but this is the first time that this specific passage has spoken to me. I recall on a few instances in my life when God has called me to something I am unqualified for. And just like Moses, physical/ biological limitations led me to doubt my assignment. Okay, let me be a bit more transparent because this is a sisterhood. We are doing this faith walk and growing together, right?!

Ahem, I am currently experiencing this in my life. God has given me some great assignments but I have set up my own roadblocks to keep me from doing them because of worldly limitations. So Moses, I’m right there with you and I understand the struggle.

What I love about this passage, is that before Moses could sulk in uncertainty, God reminded Moses that He created His mouth and He would feed him the words needed to be said. The truth is that we don’t need the most advanced tools to do God’s work. The key is the willingness to answer when He calls and know that He will provide everything that you need.

If God is telling you to start a blog, start it! You don’t need to be the most eloquent writer. Hell, you don’t even need a computer. But what you do need is an open heart and the readiness to write when God tells you to. You need to be an ACTING vessel ready to pour out everything He pours into you. Sometimes it just starts with a pen & paper and when God is ready for you to publish your first post, He will get you everything to fulfill your calling. This applies to ANY assignment God has given you.

When Your Calling Isn't Your Natural Gift

Look at David, God called him as a child to defeat the mighty warrior Goliath. By the world’s eye, there was no way David could win. However with the anointing and helping hand of God there was no way David could lose. God provided David with the best sling and rock to knock Goliath out. And because David said yes to God’s call despite the worldly limitations, we are still effected by David’s great life.

Whether you have trained your whole life for this assignment or you have a disadvantage, God will give you everything to complete the call. Do you really think that God is going to give you an assignment to bring glory to His name that He hasn’t prepared for you? In Jeremiah 1:5, God says that He formed us, set us apart and anointed us. That means that your calling is predestined. He created you for this in order to bring glory to His name. Through God, you have an unlimited access to the tools needed to fulfill your assignment.

You see your calling isn’t about your great qualities. It is about the great God that we serve who can make something weak, strong through His power. That in itself will bring glory to His name. Because those who marked you off, will see that you are doing exactly what they said you couldn’t do. They will wonder how someone without a college degree could have a successful blog that is changing lives, you will tell them God.

Even when your calling isn’t your natural gift, know that you are qualified because God chose you. Don’t allow the world’s eye to stop you from moving forward with God’s plan. We only see a small fraction of what God sees. He knows the whole story inside and out. If He wants you to do something, He will carry you through. He will give you the words to say. All you need to do is say YES to His call and you will be parting seas in no time.

Trust Him sis. He won’t fail you, I promise.

xo,

Monique Love

When Your Calling Isn't Your Natural Gift

4 Comments on When Your Calling Isn’t Your Natural Gift

  1. Jessie
    May 9, 2018 at 10:39 am (1 year ago)

    This spoke to me on so many levels! I’ve been slow starting what God called me to do and even as I stepped out in faith to do it, I still have my doubts and fears actually doing it. What’s important is that 1) we see ourselves through God’s eyes instead of our own and 2) we recognize that it’s all Him but we’re just a vessel like you said.

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    • moniquelovexo
      May 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm (1 year ago)

      You got this! Step out on that water, God will hold you up!

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  2. Ariel Fowler
    May 9, 2018 at 10:51 am (1 year ago)

    Love this post! It is extremely important that we don’t undermine our abilities or underestimate His but instead accept the call and follow it. God bless you sis for sharing ❤️

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    • moniquelovexo
      May 9, 2018 at 11:37 am (1 year ago)

      Amen! So true ❤️ once we allow God to do Him in us our possibilities are limitless

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