|EMBRACING THE CALL OF GOD ON YOUR LIFE
By Ruby Underwood
Do you know the specific call that you’ve been given? Do you know the specific dimensions of the call? In order to
become more sensitive and aware of the boundaries of our calling we need to pray that the Lord will strengthen and
sharpen the boundaries of our call. Then we need to not overstep those boundaries also realizing that we need to
fulfill all the boundaries that we’ve been called to fulfill. No one can tell you your boundaries. The Lord needs to
reveal this to you.
At the doorstep of Israel’s entrance in Canaan the Lord spoke to Joshua and clearly defined his boundaries. “From
the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites and to the
Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory” Joshua 1:4. No one could have told Joshua his
boundaries. He needed to hear from the Lord.
Saul overstepped the boundaries of his call. 1 Sam 13 speaks of Saul. He made an unlawful sacrifice. He went
beyond his boundaries and there were consequences. Saul grew impatient and offered up the burnt offering. He was
not suppose to do that. He was pushed by the fear of man. Whenever one goes beyond the boundaries there is no
protection, no provision and no fulfillment.
David never quite fulfilled the boundary lines given to him. The scripture tells us that David should have been
geographically in a place to lead the armies in war, yet he was in Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 11:1 , “…at the time when kings
go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him…But David remained at Jerusalem.” David should
have been out leading the battle but instead he remained in Jerusalem. There is no reason given for David’s decision
to remain in Jerusalem. His place was with the armies. Verse 2 says that David was restless and could not sleep.
Whenever you’re out of the boundaries of the Lord you are restless. Had David been where he belonged, the tragedy
with Bathsheba and Uriah would not have happened.
Do you really know your call? Do you know the anointing for your call? Know who you are. Don’t be compelled or
pressured by the people. Responsibly handle the anointing of God. Say YES to your call. Embrace your call. Go
forth in the skills in the Spirit. Look to the Word of God which gives us the foundation of the call.
As your embrace the call of God on your life don’t just look at what you have or feel that you don’t have. Look to the
example of the boy with his lunch. The ingredients of the lunch tells us the boys family was poor. The boy gives his
lunch to the disciples. He gave what he had. Jesus asked the disciples, “How many loaves to you have? Go and see”
Mark 6:38. Jesus asked them “What’s available?” What was available was a small lunch that a young boy willingly
gave to the disciples. When Jesus received the lunch He blessed it and placed His anointing upon it and it was
enough. Don’t look at what you have or don’t have. He takes what you have and uses it. Go forth and do what God
tells you to do and do all with wisdom and grace and excellence.