Hebrews says each of us is running a race designed for us by God. We are not on random paths subject to the winds of change and the pitfalls of our own mistakes. Our race course is personally set by God to result in both His glory and our good.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
If you’re still breathing, the race is not yet over and you have a calling yet to fulfill.
Do you believe that? We say we believe God has a calling for us, but then frequently woman tend to ignore it based on our marital status. We mistakenly assume that God has one plan for all women: marry, conceive children, raise children and become a grandmother. Consider the stories of women you know and you’ll quickly see God does not have a “one-plan-fits-all” calling for women.
Every day is part of God’s plan for you – but how do I live it out? This series explores that question by looking at 3 stories from the life of the Old Testament prophet Elisha.
Passages” 1 Kings 19:19-21; 2 Kings 2:1-18. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on October 23, 2015 at the CCC Fall 2015 Women’s Retreat
Passage: 2 Kings 5; Teacher: Krisan Marotta on October 24, 2015
Passage: 1 Kings 6; Teacher: Krisan Marotta on October 24, 2015
When God calls: 5 ways to run your race well
- Follow God’s call with humble faith and obedience (1 Kings 19:19-21).
- Trust God to equip you for whatever call He gives you (2 Kings 2).
- Seek greatness by doing only that which He calls you to — no more and no less (2 Kings 5).
- Aim for self-sacrificing love, not impact (2 Kings 5).
- When you’re afraid, remember nothing is too big or too small for God (2 Kings 6).
2Kings 6:16 He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
Next: Understanding God’s Will
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