The Key Factor to Achieve the Call of God

A man of God

Persistence is the key factor to achieve God’s purpose in our lives. Persistence is the act of continuing to do something even though it’s difficult, opposed by other people or not accepted by everyone.

Philippians 3:14 says, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Just as in athletic race, to “press towards the mark” means to run after. In running after the mark of the prize of our call we must endure and persist before we can reach our goal.

So many people begin their journey to
achieving God’s purpose in their lives but gave up halfway because they felt they were not getting enough praise and motivation from men. Some other ambitiously seeking the praise of men got themselves injured after falling into the pressure to please the crowd to the detriment of pleasing the Lord and do as he demands.

No athlete is cheered up when he just begin his race. He should not be carried away also by the cheer from the crowd when he wins.

Endurance is needed in your walk towards achieving the Lord's purpose in our lives. You will face opposition, and sometimes get misinterpreted. Everyone understanding and praising you is a sign you won’t go far. Sometimes only God has to understand you because he alone called you for the task he wants you to achieve.

The call of God is a high calling and enormous responsibility is attached to it and no one will go unpunished or guiltless if he fails.

The call of God is in Christ Jesus. No one is genuinely called by him without first having an encounter with Jesus. False prophets and teachers proliferate because they called themselves (because of selfish interest) without first surrendering their lives to him through Jesus.
  
There is a price to pay to be called and used by the Lord. The price is humility and servanthood. Jesus said whoever wants to be the greatest must be servant of all (Mark 9:35). There is also a prize for those who win in their call. The reward is both in heaven and on earth.

Everyone called by God should be persistent so he can say to himself as apostle Paul did that he fought a good fight and completed his ordained assignment from the Lord (2 Timothy 4:7).
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