Long before the world was ever formed or the stars in heaven were made by God, God knew you and placed a calling, a purpose, and a plan for your life. Nothing is greater than the call of God on your life. Can you imagine that the Creator of the Heavens of the Earth has placed a divine call and summons on your life? He has designed a beautiful purpose and plan distinctly for YOU. The greatest tragedy in life is when we ignore His calling, His purpose and His plans and waste our lives going in another direction. Are we a saved soul but a lost life? Do we have a sense of vision and an understanding of what God’s purpose, plan and calling are for our lives? Or are we wandering aimlessly through life with little direction or purpose, wasting precious moments on trivial matters.
Most of us have no idea why we were born. We spend our lives in search of purpose. We are on the race track of life; the course of the world and all we do is spin our wheels going around in a circle having the same fears, doing the same routine things, having the same worries and living in a rut of existence. God wants us to enter each day with anticipation which can only be done when you begin to know the heart of God. Each day is a gift from God and contains a moment God has been planning to express his purpose for creating you; a moment that he has planned since before time began to express his grace and mercy through you.
Guinness: Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion, dynamism and directed lived out as a response to his summons and service. God’s calling is the key to igniting a passion for the deepest growth and highest heroism in life.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT):For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah’s call: Jeremiah 1:4-10 (NLT): The Lord gave me this message:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”6 “O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”7 The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 8 And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” 9 Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said , “Look, I have put my words in your mouth!10 Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant.”
Psalm 139:15-18 (NLT): You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
God called us before we were formed in our mother’s womb. He thinks about us constantly with thousands and thousands of thoughts about His love for us and His purpose for our lives. Don’t we want to follow His plans as the master blueprint of our lives? Don’t we want to fulfill His purpose for our lives? How amazing the plan must be? How spectacular must that purpose be that was conceived in the heart of God and sounded out from the heavens before the foundations of the world!!
Acts 13:38: For David, remember, after he had served God’s purpose in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his ancestors.
We were born for THIS time and have a specific purpose to fulfill and complete in our generation. Are we serving God’s purposes for our generation or our own?
Guinness: Answering the call is the way to fund and fulfill the central purpose of your life.
Augustine: You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.
Take heart. He is calling you. Listen to His divine summons! He is the only one that is the Guide, the Leader, the Voice that calls us into union with Him and His plans, His designs and His calling for our lives.
Guinness: We are FIRST not primarily called to do something or go somewhere; we are called to Someone. The key to answering the call is to be devoted to no one and to nothing above God.
Be absolutely His first.
We are going to examine many verses in Scripture concerning our calling as God speaks to our hearts with His words, disclosing to us the many facets and details of our Christian calling.
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
When Paul was a Pharisee of the Pharisee, religiously following all the rules and regulations and persecuting the church, He was missing God’s true calling. Paul was called to be an apostle.
Romans 1:6,7 (NASB) among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;7 to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are the called of Jesus Christ. What a privilege! Look how Simon, Andrew, James and John responded to the call.
Mark 1:16-20Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.
The Greek word for call is kaleo. Wuest 😦Kaleo’s) distinctive use in the New Testament is to call a person for a definite purpose. Hence, it is synonymous with to select or choose. It refers to the act of calling someone so that he may hear, come, and do that which is incumbent upon him. It thus is a word that becomes a technical term for special relationships. In secular Greek it was used of a summons in the law courts. It denotes in the NT a call from God or in God’s Name, a call to participate in the revelation of grace. Paul’s use of the word in general suggests that he thought of those only as called who obeyed the divine summons. Of a rejected call he never speaks. The word grace is in the locative of sphere. God called the Galatians in the sphere of grace.
William Barclay gives us some excellent background on kaleo noting that in Classical Greek there were 4 main uses all of which help one understand the NT uses…
(1) (Kaleo) is the regular verb for ‘calling’ a person or a place by a name. So in Mt 1.21, 23, 25, Jesus is ‘called‘ by the name ‘Jesus’. In Mt 5.9–note the peacemakers are ‘called‘ the sons or God. In Mt 23.7 the scribes love to be ‘called‘ Rabbi. This is the commonest of all the uses of (kaleo).
(2) (Kaleo) is the regular verb for ‘summoning’ or ‘calling’ a person. It may be that the person is ‘summoned’ to an office and an honour. Paul is ‘called’ to be an apostle (kletos) (Ro 1.1–note; 1Co 1.1). It may be that the person is ‘summoned’ to be given a task. In Mt. 25.14 the servants are ‘called’ to take over the estate when the master is away (cp. Lk 19.13). It may be that the person is summoned to be given a reward for his work and to give an account of it (Mt 20.8). Kaleo is regularly used for summoning a person to an office, a task, a responsibility, a reward. and an account.
(3) (Kaleo) is the regular verb for ‘inviting a person to a meal or a banquet or into a house as a guest’. So much so is this the case that the past participle passive ho keklemenos and the adjective ho kletos can both by them-selves mean ‘the guest’ (for this use in the Septuagint cp. 1Ki 1.41). So kaleo is the word used for ‘inviting’ the guests to the wedding feast (Mt 22.3). It is used of Simon the Pharisee ‘inviting’ Jesus to a meal in his house (Lk 7.39). It is the word that Luke uses of the humble and the conceited guests who are ‘bidden’ to a feast (Lk 14.8). It is the word that is used of those who are ‘called’ to the marriage supper of the Lamb (Re 19.9–note). Kaleo is the regular word which is used for a hospitable invitation.
(4) (Kaleo) is the regular word for ‘summoning into the law-courts’. It is the word that is used for ‘citing’ a witness or a defendant to appear before a judge. In the NT it is so used of Peter and John being brought before the Sanhedrin (Acts 4.18); and of Paul being summoned before Felix to face his Jewish prosecutors (Acts 24.2). It is the word which is used when a man is summoned to stand his trial and to give account.
(1) The Christian is a man who hears the summons of God. Now the very essence of a summons is that it is either a challenge or an appeal. A man can either accept it or reject it; he can heed it or disregard it; he can listen to it or be deaf to it. The very word lays upon us the tremendous responsibility of answering—or not answering—the voice of God.
(2) The Christian life is a summons to duty. Always the Christian is summoned to a task. God is always offering the Christian man a task to do. In Cicero’s Republic (1.20, 33) Laelius is asked : ‘What then do you think we ought to teach the people we have to educate?’ And the answer is : ‘We ought to teach those arts which will make us of use to the state.’ The call of God is a call to the Christian to be of use in this world.
(3) The call of God is a call to privilege. (Kaleo) and klesis are intimately associated with the invitation to a feast, a banquet, the welcome to a table and a home. The call of God to the Christian is the call to come and to enjoy his fellowship, his hospitality, the joy and the fullness of being a guest of God.
(4) The call of God is a call to judgment. Equally (kaleo) and klesis are intimately associated with being cited to appear before a judge and a court. The Christian life is not going nowhere; it is going to the judgment seat of God. And if a man disregards the call of God, if he is deaf to the summons to duty, if he is heedless to the invitation of God, there comes the final call, the call which will call him to account. (Barclay, William: New Testament Words:. Westminster John Know Press, 1964)
The Calling: God gives us a name, God gives a position and function in the Body of Christ, God invites us to intimacy like sharing a meal with him and allowing Him to be the permanent resident of our heart and God will summon us to the bema, the judgment seat of Christ.
Romans 8:28-31:And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
We are called according to His purpose not our own and we are called to be conformed to the image of His Son.
Chambers: If we are in fellowship and oneness with God and recognize that He is taking us into His purposes, then we will no longer strive to find out what His purposes are. As we grow in the Christian life, it becomes simpler to us, because we are less inclined to say, “I wonder why God allowed this or that?” And we begin to see that the compelling purpose of God lies behind everything in life, and that God is divinely shaping us into oneness with that purpose. A Christian is someone who trusts in the knowledge and the wisdom of God, not in his own abilities. If we have a purpose of our own, it destroys the simplicity and the calm, relaxed pace which should be characteristic of the children of God.
I Corinthians 1:23-31 (ESV): 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
I Corinthians 1:9: 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
I Corinthians 7:17-24 But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches. 18 Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. 20 Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. 21 Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. 22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.
I Corinthians 12:18 (Amplified): But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each [particular one] of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation.
Each one was has a specific wonderful function in the Body of Christ that God has arranged and placed by His will and desire.
Colossians 3:15 (ESV): And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Galatians 1:6: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel.
Galatians 1:11-16: For I want you to know, brethren, that the Gospel which was proclaimed and made known by me is not man’s gospel [a human invention, according to or patterned after any human standard]. 12 For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but [it came to me] through a [direct] revelation [given] by Jesus Christ (the Messiah).13 You have heard of my earlier career and former manner of life in the Jewish religion (Judaism), how I persecuted and abused the church of God furiously and extensively, and [with fanatical zeal did my best] to make havoc of it and destroy it.14 And [you have heard how] I outstripped many of the men of my own generation among the people of my race in [my advancement in study and observance of the laws of] Judaism, so extremely enthusiastic and zealous I was for the traditions of my ancestors.15 But when He, Who had chosen and set me apart [even] before I was born and had called me by His grace (His undeserved favor and blessing), saw fit and was pleased16 To reveal (unveil, disclose) His Son within me so that I might proclaim Him among the Gentiles (the non-Jewish world) as the glad tidings (Gospel), immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood [did not consult or counsel with any frail human being or communicate with anyone].
Galatians 5:13: You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
We have been called to liberty and to be freed from anything that holds us in bondage.
Luke 11:11-13And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13 And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God.
Ephesians 4:1-7 (ESV) I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.:
F B Meyer writes that…
The simplest words are the deepest. Take, for example, the word call. It is constantly on our lips. The shepherd’s call to his sheep, the herdsman’s on the hills, the mother’s to her child. And God appropriates it in his dealings with men. He calls them. From the throne of his glory He speaks to every soul of man once, twice, many times; as when He said “Samuel, Samuel,” or “Saul, Saul.” In some solemn hour of decision, in a moment of awful crisis, by human voice or written word, or by the pleading and remonstrance of conscience, God’s voice may be heard calling men to Himself, to Heaven, and to a saintly life. On that call the apostle bases his argument for holiness. Act worthily of the love which summoned you, and of the goal to which you have been called. Stand still and ask yourself before you speak, or act, or decide–Is this worthy of that great ideal which God has conceived for me, when He called me from the rest of men to be his priest, his saint, his son? If not, eschew (avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds) it! (F. B. Meyer. Ephesians – A Devotional Commentary)
In a manner worthy (axios from axios = having the weight of another) means weighing as much as, of like value, worth as much. “Literally, “bringing up the other beam of the scales” suggests that there must be a balance between one’s profession and one’s practice. So Paul provides a criterion by which possible courses of action can be weighed. Christians will always seek to do what is most in keeping with their “calling.” By definition this is a calling they have received, not one they have acquired by self-effort. Those who share such a divine call constitute the church (ekklesia), the “called-out company” of those who are in Christ.” (Expositor’s Bible Commentary).
Walk is on one side and calling on the other side of the “scales”.
Paul is saying in essence, I implore you to let your walk be balanced by your calling. He is exhorting them to demonstrate a balance between their profession and their practice.
I Thessalonians 2:10-12 (ESV): You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
We live holy, righteous and blameless lives because God has called us into His own kingdom and glory.
I Thessalonians 4:7,8 (NIV): For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
God did not call us to live impure lives; God did not call us to live in sin; God did not call us to have a love affair with the world. God called us to holiness in every aspect of our lives from our thoughts, our words and our actions.
II Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, 14 to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
What a privilege to be called to obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ! This is our calling!
I Timothy 6:11.12 (Phillips): But you, the man of God, keep clear of such things. Set your heart not on riches, but on goodness, Christ-likeness, faith, love, patience and humility. Fight the worthwhile battle of the faith, keep your grip on that life eternal to which you have been called, and to which you boldly professed your loyalty before many witnesses.
We have called to eternal life and eternity must be our focus daily as we live our lives.
I Timothy 1:9 (KJV): Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Our calling is a holy calling that is according to God’s grace and God’s purpose that He gave us in Christ before the world began.
Hebrews 11:8-10It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. 9 And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. 10 Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.
Study the call of God on Abraham’s life and how HE followed God’s call as the father of those who believe. He did not doubt God’s promise concerning His calling.
Hebrews 11:24-27(Amplified):[Aroused] by faith Moses, when he had grown to maturity and become great, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,25 Because he preferred to share the oppression [suffer the hardships] and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life.26 He considered the contempt and abuse and shame [borne for] the Christ (the Messiah Who was to come) to be greater wealth than all the treasures of Egypt, for he looked forward and away to the reward (recompense).27 [Motivated] by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible.
Moses’ calling is one of the most amazing and powerful sections of Scripture. He forsook the pleasures of sin and the treasures of Egypt to fulfill God’s calling.
I Peter 1:14-16 (AMP):[Live] as children of obedience [to God]; do not conform yourselves to the evil desires [that governed you] in your former ignorance [when you did not know the requirements of the Gospel].15 But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.16 For it is written, You shall be holy, for I am holy.
1 Peter 2:9-11 (AMP): 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.10 Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God’s people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy.11 Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.
We have been called from darkness to God’s marvelous light as God’s purchased, special people.
I Peter 2:21 (ESV): For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
We have been called to follow in Christ’s steps upon the earth as His amabasadors.
I Peter 5:10,11 (NASB): After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.
II Peter 1:3,4 (ESV):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, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
I John 3:1,2 (NIV): See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
At the heart of our calling is that God has birthed us in Christ and we are now His beloved sons and daughters. This is the ultimate love that is the foundation of our calling.
Jude 1:1 (ESV): Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:
Romans 11:32 (ESV): For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Amplified: For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]
God’s calling is irrevocable meaning that God does not change His mind.
Look at the beauty of God’s call to Israel:
Isaiah 41:4,8-13 (ESV): Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.8 But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend;9 you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”;10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.11 Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.12 You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. 13 For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not,I am the one who helps you.”
God does not abandon us in our calling. He is there to help us, strengthen us, and hold us by our right hand. He wars against those who obstruct our calling.
Philippians 3:14 (NLT): I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
We run the race of our calling as a spiritual athlete to receive the heavenly prize and rewards.
I Thessalonians 1:11,12 (AMP):With this in view we constantly pray for you, that our God may deem and count you worthy of [your] calling and [His] every gracious purpose of goodness, and with power may complete in [your] every particular work of faith (faith which is that [b]leaning of the whole human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).12 Thus may the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you, and may you [also be glorified] in Him according to the grace (favor and blessing) of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
II Peter 1:5-11For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To exercise diligence in our calling and fulfill it, we must exercise faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection and love. We will never fall short in our calling if we diligently practice these qualities in our walk with God and each other. God has called us to His divine plans and purposes and nothing is more exciting in life than bringing to full fruition the purpose, the plan and the design God has for our lives.
The greatest tragedy in life is when we turn our backs on God’s design, calling and purpose for our lives. This tragedy hurts the heart of God for He knows what could have been. The story that never came to pass; the beautiful masterpiece that was left in the box. The awesome calling that faded away. He has written a beautiful story for our life, but when we pick up the pen and try to write the book ourselves, everything falls apart and crumbles before our eyes. Pray to God. Talk to God. Ask God to show you day by day His design and function and purpose for you on this earth. Pray to God that you fulfill every jot and tittle of it. It is glorious. It is immense. It is adventurous. It is the best. This purpose always has at its fabric that you have a heart of service to God and others. It begins with salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ and the new birth. No one can accomplish their destiny without the Lord Jesus Christ. God is with you every step of the way and He will help you, strengthen you and guide you into fulfilling His purpose He has for you in your generation. Don’t ever waste your potential, your purpose and your design on things, paths, ways that God never intended for you. Be all that you can be for God. Every cell in your body was designed for you to fulfill your purpose that God knew about before time began. Let God make your life count and ring as a gem of God’s glory throughout the halls of eternity forever . Every moment counts; every day counts; every week counts; every year counts, but we live with God one day at a time.