Have you ever woken up and felt like you had something you were supposed to do but you just didn’t know what? I began to feel like that shortly after I accepted Jesus into my heart. I was fourteen at the time and I really had no clue what God wanted from me.
As years passed He showed me a clear picture. He revealed that I would get married and have children. I was happy about that because that was what I wanted along with a successful writing career.
Fast forward more years than I care to count and I could tell that God wanted more. I went on a Walk to Emmaus and there God revealed a spiritual gift that I didn’t know about, speaking in front of others. I have social anxiety to the point that my stomach turns against me and I start shaking when I’m in crowded places. I spoke in front of 65 people and then over 100. I still have social anxiety, but I can feel the Holy Spirit with me when God pushes me to speak.
I promised God that I would speak when ever I was asked. Then I laughed because who is going to ask me to speak? What do I know? I was asked to speak in front of fifty people a few days later. Then my best friend asked me to be a director with her nonprofit organization. It involves training volunteers and speaking periodically. I knew before she told me because I knew what God wanted.
I have always had a heart for the missing, the hurting, and the abused, but I had never worked with people in these situations. Instead of telling God and my friend that I wasn’t qualified I humbly accepted and I have given it my all. My friend and I have seen doors open that we had only dreamed of when we got started and I know that it’s because we are faithful to Jesus.
If you feel that Jesus is calling you to do something, ask Him to show you what it is. You may have to wait, but it will be worth it. Just be prepared that what He wants you to do will probably force you out of your comfort zone.