Q&A: Doubting God's Call

Would God call me to do something I really don’t want to do?

Sometimes we think that if we give our lives completely to God, He’ll automatically send us to Africa to work in the mission field. That’s not how God works. He’s not out to “get us”. He loves giving His children great gifts. But like most fathers, He knows best!

There are lots of examples in the Bible of God asking people to do something they didn’t want to do at first. Noah probably didn’t want to build a huge boat in the desert in front of all his neighbors. Joshua and his people probably didn’t want to march around their enemy’s city seven times. But guess what? Noah built the ark, saving him, his family, and the animals. Joshua and his army marched around Jericho and the city walls crumbled. God told them to do something “uncool” and not-so-fun, and they did it. Look what was accomplished because they had faith! Joshua’s army overtook the sinful city easily, and Noah saved the animal species and the human race (yeah, you’re a descendant of Noah). Pretty cool, huh?

Every time we choose to obey God, He shows Himself to us in new ways and we get to know Him more. God may call you to do something hard or uncool, but as you obey, you’ll see how amazing God’s plans are.


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