Romans 1:6 (GNT) This also includes you who are in Rome, whom God has called to belong to Jesus Christ. 7 And so I write to all of you in Rome whom God loves and has called to be his own people: May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Sometimes we can place the idea of calling too much on the thing we do versus the One we are called to serve. Paul said that he was “called to be an apostle.” This has made some feel that if we each do not have a “special call” then we are not as important to the purposes of God.
Paul saw his calling like any other believer’s call to salvation and obedience. We cannot negate the fact that God did call Paul in a compelling encounter with the Lord that had broad significance to the rest of the Body of Christ. And, there are assignments that are going to impact the Body of Christ more than others. However, this is not the case for every believer and we should not feel slighted should we not have the same level of call.
Every child of God shares the same basic calling with Paul, “as a called servant of Jesus Christ, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ,” as he says in (Romans 1:6). Paul was saying to the Roman Christians their call was the same as his. They were not all apostles, but they were all “called of Jesus Christ.”
Point to ponder- For most of us, God will work out His calling upon our lives in many different and varied ways. Like Paul and the rest of the New Testament Christians, we are all called to fulfill the purpose of God in our lives. God love you family and has called you!
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