When we think about the call of God on our lives, we focus on what He calls us to do, but what helps us walk in our purpose, is knowing what He calls us to be. It is amazing and humbling. It shows us what we are called to be and to do prophetically. God speaks things that are not as though they are. In God’s eyes we are complete in Christ.
God called Abraham a father of many nations when, because of their ages, it seemed impossible for him and Sarah to have children. As children of God, He calls us a royal priesthood: chosen, predestined, redeemed, healed, new creations and more. Our walk of faith is walking into who God says we are, from faith to faith. When we walk in the opposite of who God says we are, we must speak and call forth His truth in one accord. When condemnation comes, we do not receive that label. God’s call is greater than any fall. We are called the forgiven. We do not declare: my name is___: I’m an alcoholic, I’m abused, I’m wounded, I’m defeated. In Christ, we declare: my name is___: I’m a new creation, loved, accepted and victorious.
When our natural behaviors do not equal our spiritual potential, recalling what He calls us to be and to do helps us to stand in patience and endurance. When it’s difficult to stand, let the redeemed of the Lord say so! When we start calling forth who God says we are—then, and only then, can we do what He calls us to do, from glory to glory!
Romans 4:17-18 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”