In my previous blog, I asked two questions: Do you trust God to equip you and sustain you for His call on your life? Do you count on Him to provide all you need for each day?
In Scripture, anointing with oil is symbolic of a calling, a destiny from the Lord. David acknowledged the fact that the Lord “fertilized” his head, which we understood as an image of God sustaining his life and providing all he needed for his life’s call. It was not just the fact that David knew that the Lord has called him, and anointed him for his role as the King of Israel, but also the fact that God gave him everything that he needed to fulfill that role.
There are more applications we can glean from this Scripture for our own lives. The first thing that one needs to understand is that God did not bring us from darkness to light simply so we can say we are “saved”. The restoration of our relationship with God, through Yeshua, has a much bigger purpose than just for our own salvation. It is through us, followers of the Truth, that God is working to bring this fallen world to repentance, and by doing so, preparing this world for His return. In light of this, we also need to understand that God has a call for each of us in this fallen world, but He has not “thrown us to the wolves” so to speak; He has not only equipped us for the task, but has also promised to be with us until the very end, providing everything we need for every step of the journey.
Just like David needed to accept his call from God, so do you and I. But also just like David understood and acknowledged that God had anointed him for that very call, we also can take great comfort in that understanding.
So again I ask, do you know God’s calling for your life? If so, are you walking within the anointing (the gifts and tools) that He has given you for that task? Are you living and walking by faith?
If your answer is “no”, then I would like to encourage you to stop wasting time and ask God to clearly confirm His calling for your life. Many people in the Body of Messiah spend more time complaining about the reality of all of the bad things that are happening in this world, but are not willing to do what is necessary to bring a change to it.
If your answer is “yes”, then I want to pose two questions for you to think, pray, and reflect upon:
1. Are you following His call in your own power and strength, or in God’s?
2. Who gets the glory when you walk in His anointing?
In closing, I want to encourage all of us to really reflect upon those things, make changes where needed in our hearts, and walk within God’s calling and anointing for each of our lives.
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