Who have you been called to be?
I still remember the first time a wise mother figure in my life asked me this. At the time, I was struggling with fear. The fear of letting people I loved down, managing other’s expectations of me, and the fear of man’s opinion of me.
With a gentle voice, she simply asked me: “Lauren, who has Father called you to be?” This question set my mind at ease and helped me determine a clear vision with God. One that wasn’t based on other people but only His word and my confidence in trusting Him. When we know who God calls us to be, we understand what we are responsible for. That responsibility grounds us.
As Jesus tells us in Matthew: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30
A clear vision with God leads us to peace
Life with Jesus is light. The heaviness of the world isn’t the burden you were created to carry. We all come into contact with fear and confusion. When we remain in the vision God provides, we stay in alignment with His peace. Having a clear vision with God provides lasting confidence in the unseen. From this place, we no longer need to worry about what other’s might think. Because we possess the confidence of who God has called us to be, we have clarity and peace.
A prayer for you: Holy Spirit, would you remind this daughter or son of their heavenly identity and destiny? I pray that their spirit comes alive in your reality and future for them. Let them lead those around them in freedom!