I am so excited to finally, after a year of preparation, be able to release to you my brand new book: “Calling: Understanding Your Purpose, Place & Position”. This is a book that I believe God called me to write. May I give you a first-hand glimpse into it?
The single greatest misconception about destiny is that it is effortless. Some think that because it is divine, it will happen as a sovereign act of God, and we have nothing to do with it. They believe the will of God for your life just drops on you suddenly, and you just have to wait for it to happen. They may say, “Well, if it is meant to be it will be, because after all, God is in control.” We have all heard this phrase tossed around as a blanket statement, but nothing could be further from the truth.
I think some people love to grab onto this version of destiny because it removes them from all responsibility. Of course, there is an overlaying element of God’s grace that enables us to fulfill His will, but His grace is there for precisely that purpose—to enable you to press through all that you will face, and all that most assuredly will oppose you on the path of destiny so you can overcome.
Supernatural overcoming is a collaboration between God and man. The Bible is full of stories of overcoming, and in each one, you see God’s part and man’s part. Your destiny, your calling, follows a designated path by your father God, but it is not a given. When things press against you, you must act through Christ who is in you and press back! If you don’t, you will get pushed back instead of moving ahead. Remember that opposition persists long enough to find out if you can be moved. The world is waiting on you, as a believer with courage of heart, to arise in your calling, and bring God into the moment.
Chapter one of this new book, “Calling”, begins with the story of a woman who understood this. As a blog reader, I’d like to share this portion of the book with you first right here.
“She was just a little girl from White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia who loved to count things. The daughter of a farmer and a teacher, she counted everything, from the steps to the road, the steps up to the church, the number of dishes and silverware she washed—anything that could be counted. And so it began for this young African-American girl from West Virginia, born in 1918.
A day would come when the world paused while she calculated the trajectory for putting the first United States astronaut into space.
On February 20th, 1962, John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth—a monumental moment for the country. The Academy award winning movie, Hidden Figures, highlights how Glenn, uneasy about the computer’s calculations, wants Katherine Johnson to personally check the numbers. Yes, the little girl from West Virginia who loved to count was now a mathematician working for NASA. “Get the girl to check the numbers,” Glenn said. “If she says the numbers are good, I’m ready to go.” Katherine Johnson, now with the space task force, became its first published female author, co-authoring the paper that determined the trajectories of the first Mercury flights. This gifted woman was simultaneously shifting the trajectories of destinies of thousands who would come after her as she blazed a trail for generations to come, but she is quoted as saying, “I wasn’t aware of all of that. I was just doing my job.”
As someone who is called, you must understand that this is a part of your responsibility. It is the time you have been born into. There is a spirit of courage to believe that rises up inside, compelling us to go the distance and run with focused faith and vitality to reach each and every marked and destined place to allow for whatever preparation is needed, so we can be ready for all God has called us to do.”
To continue reading, pre-order “Calling” now at callingthebook.com and receive immediate access to Chapters 1-3.
I call you blessed,