“And I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating—just telling the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:7, NLT).
The Apostle Paul was certain about his calling from God and the message he was supposed to teach and preach.
Paul understood that all his efforts were a part of God’s plans and purposes and so he did it because God called him.
So, Paul explained his calling and the message he proclaimed without expressing any pride because it was just exactly what God wanted him to do.
Being the Apostle to the Gentiles was not a boast–he was not bragging about his spirituality or spiritual authority. He was just stating the facts, doing what God told him to do–no more, no less.
Paul was just sayin’! He wasn’t exaggerating; he was telling the truth.
Though God may have not called us all to be missionaries in foreign lands or to be great teachers or pastors, he has called us all to proclaim the message of Christ through our personal lives in some way.
Find your calling from God so that it becomes a matter of fact in your life and so you can be confident and sure in fulfilling it.
“So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.” (2 Peter 1:10, NLT).
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