How Will You Answer His Call? by Laura

As a disciple of Jesus Christ, more than likely, there will come a time when He invites you into a leadership role. It is a beautiful truth from His Word that He chooses to use us as His vessels, His ambassadors, His witnesses.   You may be considering a call to service as you are reading this devotional.  If so, as you ponder this invitation, would you accept a challenge and spend some time in prayer? 

The challenge …

Embrace God’s Call!  Expect God to Equip You!

READ ALOUDHebrews 13:20-21 (NLT) “Now may the God of peace-who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood-may he equip you with all you need for doing his will.  May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”

Hear the Spirit speak to you through God’s Word. 

Write down anything that captures your heart or mind as you read and listen.

Embrace God’s Call…    

To be a leader, as you are being led by Jesus

To point others to Jesus, as you disciple

To live out the gospel message, with integrity and dependence on Christ

To stand for truth, in hard situations

To be courageous, when you are fearful

To be generous, investing in others

To be a mentor and a role model, by the Holy Spirit’s power

To maintain upright character, living above reproach

To boldly ask God for direction, trusting Him

To be committed, welcoming accountability

To be a life-giving leader, extending grace

To depend on Jesus, fixing your eyes on Him

Make a list of things that might be difficult or challenging about God’s call to lead.

Make a list of blessings you might receive from answering God’s call to lead.

Expect God to Equip You…

I Thessalonians 5:24 “He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.”

2 Peter 1:3-4 “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence…”


Take some time to talk to the Lord about embracing His call on your life. His invitation to lead.  Regardless of how you feel, the truth is that He is your helper and will equip you with all you need for doing His will…for His glory!!  May you answer with a resounding, “Yes, Lord.  Here I am!”

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