Let The Light Shine

Month: February 2016

Working for the Lord

This morning as I was reading Exodus 37 along with the First 5 app from Proverbs 31 Ministries and something hit me. The devotional that went along with the scripture was talking about seeing the details in our everyday life and how these details, each and […]

365 Days of Happiness

I want more than anything to share happiness and love. There are more negative posts on social media than positive it seems. Whether it is someone mad about a political candidate, or race is an issue YET AGAIN, or someone is just having a bad […]

My Calling

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“So what is your calling?”

“Do you know what the Will of God is in your life?”

These are questions that EVERY Christian hears and personally I am tired of it. Don’t get me wrong, I want to be doing something, anything for the Lord. I believe that we each have a calling on our lives but it is a lot more simple than a teacher, scientist, an actress, an artist, a world traveler…

The Lord has called us to go out and share His word with the WHOLE WORLD.

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. – Matthew 28:18-20

I spent a LOT of time, energy and tears on this question…I always thought that since I had a passion for acting, directing, photography, art in general that that was my calling and then I had someone speak over me that I needed to put those things down in order to “slow down”…Now let me tell you, I am not the kind of person who likes to be told to slow down/calm down/be quiet…I am sure there are times where I am just too loud, too crazy, too emotional for some people but being told that really just hurts me in ways that people don’t understand…but I digress…So I put those things down, I let go of my passions for a chunk of time and I am here to tell you that I was MISERABLE…flat out. I felt numb, like a part of me was missing. I wasn’t happy at all and even now, I am struggling with picking up my camera to just shoot simply because someone spoke that over me.

But I realized something within the last 48 hours, I believe that God really opened my eyes to this, it isn’t something that I just came to on my own. I haven’t found a place in the Bible (I am not an expert so if it’s there please let me know and I will change things) that states that we each have this “calling” on our lives. What I do know is that if you give your desires over to the Lord He will make them HIS desires, (Psalm 37:3-5) and not in the way that some tell it. He won’t take your desire to have a sports car and just because you long for it, His desire is for you to have one… \]No He is going to take what you desire and mold it to fit HIS desires for you life. Well for me, the desires of my heart are to make movies, to act on stage, to be a photographer and to be artistic in all ways possible. He has taken those desires that I have and has molded them to fit His plan for my brief, two-fifths of a second here on this planet.

We have been told that our job, our NUMBER ONE JOB is to share the Gospel, to teach people about Jesus…Whether that is verbally in a preaching/teaching form, or through film making and art. I am so thankful that he opened my eyes to see this truth, because now that I am in line and in tune with His plan and His will over my life, I can’t wait to see what HE has in store!

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