Call to Act

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Have you ever pondered why you're here on this earth? Maybe you've wondered what God wants you to do in life or even if God has a plan for you at all. I believe that God has a plan for all of us. He has put certain skills and passions in our heart and wants to help us use them for his glory. We just need to be willing to follow the Spirit's leading and prepare our minds for action. 1 Peter 1:13 says:

"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed."

I like that... "prepare your minds for action". In that verse, Peter encourages us to take a bit of initiative in our future with the Lord. He tells us to prepare our minds for action, to be self-controlled and to set our hope on the grace given to us. These are all active directives, not passive ones. As I ponder concepts like these, I'm convinced that God has a plan, or path, for us. We may be able to choose one or even two, but if we are acting within his will, I believe our lives will be fulfilled and his kingdom will be enriched by the fruit of our lives.


Peter encourages us to prepare our minds for action. I believe to effectively do this, we should be in constant prayer, in the word, and be open and sensitive to the Holy Spirit. If we are, he is always faithful to direct us and lead us within the path that God has chosen for us. Sure, there are ultimately limitless paths we can choose, but I believe that God has a perfect plan for each one of us; one that will enrich our lives to its fullest. In John 10:10, Jesus assures us that he came that we might have life and have it to the full. I believe that this comes by being in step with him - in step with the Holy Spirit.