Mr. Jason Clayton – “God Equips the Called”
“For You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts,God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.” – Psalm 139:13-18
Researcher of Christian faith and culture, George Barna, has stated, “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.” Have you ever questioned if you are prepared enough to effectively share God’s love in where He has placed you and what you are doing? Our eternal Father has called you, and I, to a special purpose in His kingdom even before we were born. As the psalmist David expresses to God in verse 16, “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
If you’re feeling insecure or inferior to other Christ followers, know that our gracious Father is a loving daddy that never fails and never makes mistakes. He will use you and I, ordinary people, to fulfill His greater purposes. No matter how challenging or difficult situations become for you, trust in His truth that He never leaves or forsakes you. In these challenging moments He may be further preparing you to share His love for greater Kingdom impact not recognizable in the current moment. Steward well the opportunities afforded to you here at Asbury to be equipped, both personally and professionally, to serve His church in excellent ways wherever He takes you now and into the future (the corporate world, the classroom, film studios, relief efforts in third world countries, etc). My friends, as a previous pastor of mine has reminded me on multiple occasions, God’s best is yet to come for you. May we not waste these days of preparation as He equips us for greater things He has for us tomorrow.
– Mr. Jason Clayton, Director, Center for Career and Calling