“Exhale” Book Study Week 4 Trusting God with Your Calling, What Are You Waiting For

Welcome to Wednesday friend. Have you taken one of the Spiritual Gift inventories yet? In Chapter 12 of “Exhale” we read this week that to “Love who I am, I must trust His Call.”

Wow, was this ever an eye opener for me. I know in my heart I need to trust God with everything in my life, but actually doing it is another story. But if I really want to make some serious changes, really “Loving Who I Am”, then I need to take action. I need to not just believe I need to trust my Savior, I need to TRUST Him!

Cheri walks us through John 10 and shows us first how we can learn to trust God’s call with 10 steps:

Here is Cheri’s List of 10 Actions from John 10:

When I know and live the truth of John 10, I can trust God’s calling and let go of what I think and believe I should be doing with my life. This also, as a people pleaser, gives me a pass to “dis-appoint” those other voices in my life that are telling me I should do or be something else.

If you haven’t taken the Spiritual Gifts Inventory yet to see how you uniquely fit into “One Flock and One Shepherd”, here are the links again to several that Amy and Cheri suggest.

Spiritual Gift Inventories :

https://www.freeshapetest.com/

https://gifts.churchgrowth.org/spiritual-gifts-survey/

https://giftstest.com/?fbclid=IwAR2TvOPRLegTXk04GEyD_GM9P5efurhF34LDD7O1kH_D89hki6g7Tu3Wf4g

https://www.sdrock.com/giftstest/

https://spiritualgiftstest.com/spiritual-gifts-test-adult-version/

Pen and Paper Assessment you can purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Spiritual-Gifts-Questionnaire-

Easy/dp/0800798341

It’s okay if after reading Chapter 12 and taking a Spiritual gifts inventory you still aren’t quite sure what God is “Calling” you to do. I know for me, I am still working through this process.

If you haven’t read Chapter 13 yet, Amy does a beautiful job walking us through how to “Clarify our Calling”.

You see friend, a “calling” isn’t just for ministers, worship leaders, and the like. God has a “calling” just for you and me. He is calling us throughout our lives, in all the different seasons. Just like he called Bartimaeus. Jesus is asking you and me, friend, “What do you want me to do for you?”

Prayerfully consider your answer to this question. As Amy said she “always wanted a convertible.” Being quite honest as well, my first shallow response would be, “I’d love a closet full of designer clothes and shoes please!” But seriously, when I pray-cess on this question, the first thing that comes to mind is, “God, show me where I can best be used in your kingdom work.”

Amy gives us three action steps to help us find our specific calling:

God has a unique calling for each of us. Let’s “pray-cess” and work through Amy’s action steps to pursue God for our calling.

If you know your calling and are deep into it, I would love for you to share in the comments your calling and how you knew or came about knowing that was the calling God placed on your heart. I know it would be a benefit to so many.