I believe in my heart that each of us comes into this world with a calling. I also believe that if we stay true to our calling we will be blessed with the promise of enduring faith. Unlike other activities we participate in during our lives, it is our mission that brings us the greatest sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.
When we heed our calling and we continue to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit we have the best navigation tools imaginable. If we veer off course, but still possess a strong commitment to our vow of spiritual servitude, we will eventually find our way back again.
It is easy to lose sight of our divine duty. As we travel our spiritual journey there are so many distractions that at times it almost appears that the goals we set out to originally accomplish are unachievable and that maybe, at best, they were only a mirage.
But, the Holy Spirit within cannot be silenced because there is that element of faith that still remains regardless of the weight of even the heaviest of opposition. The deceptions that we encounter along the way seem to trigger our personal insecurities, but they are only tests of our spiritual endurance. Over time, with enough perseverance, the voice of Godliness returns.
It speaks to us in ways that make it inaudible to most others but not the true believers. It may come through some nostalgic memory or it can come from an unexpected gesture of kindness from a stranger that reminds us that hostility and opposition should never be met in kind. Ultimately, we are here as peace keepers and our missions are sometimes just to stay the course during the most frightening of spiritual battles – the greatest of which are those with ourselves.
We do not always have to agree with what is asked of us, but we do have to comply with our ministry’s requirements. If we have heard the call and we have answered, then we have made a pack with the Holy Spirit to bring light to whatever situations and circumstances we encounter that are related to our mission. If it appears that our work is over and we are dismissed by any authority other than that of the Holy Spirit, then we have fallen short of holding up our end of the bargain in exchange for the promise of faith.
In the end, after all our contributions are counted, there can be no confusion about the voice of God in our lives and the role that it played. We either acknowledged the power of the Holy Spirit and the majesty of the Divine or we didn’t. It’s merely as simple as that!
How to Stay on Track and Continue to Keep the Faith
- Guard against set expectations
- Be spiritually prepared for changes
- Acknowledge the force of nonspiritual opposition
- Be diligent, safeguard and protect the work assigned
- Practice faith by demonstrating it in everyday actions
- Be willing to take a stand if called upon to do so
Hearing Our Call
Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly
Finding Our Way Back to God
What is a Spiritual Mission or Purpose
Symptoms and Blocked Effects of a Life Mission
Utube Sermon on Obtaining a Greater Intimacy with God to Restore Lost Faith