Maximize your calling by giving God your best and allowing Him to use you right where you are. When you do anything in life, you don’t half do it, do you? No. You give it your best, or at least you should. Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” We should give whatever we do one hundred percent or at least aim for one hundred, understanding that none of us are perfect, however we can maximize our calling. We don’t have to operate at a “D” level when it’s in our power to live at an “A” level. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to skate through life barely making it. I’m not happy with operating below average when I have the power to live grade A! I want to be like Paul, and press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling in Christ! I want God to use me to the max, right where I am. I will not make excuses like the man who hid his talent in the Bible. I won’t allow fear or what I perceive as lack to stop me, because I know that if God called me, that means He’s also equipped me. Romans 8:30-31, “And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” So, my dear friends, be great! The power of Christ is in you! If you feel like you should be using your greatness at a larger scale then ask God what will He have you do? Sometimes maximizing your calling may mean going to college, volunteering in your community, providing excellent customer service on your job, being a kind word, a hug or a helping hand. Whatever you do, give it your very best and do it to glorify God! That’s how you maximize your calling! 2 Peter 1:5-10 New International Version (NIV)
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.