Why does God want the totality of your life before He shows you your calling? The answer to that question is found in John 7:16–17, where Jesus said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If any man is willing to do His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself.”
You must be willing to do God’s will before you know His will. Many of us say to God, “Show me what You want me to do, and I will let You know whether I am into that or not. Let me know the plan, and I will tell You whether I plan to do it.”
No, God’s plan is not up for negotiation. God is only going to reveal your calling to you when you are committed to doing it ahead of time. God will not negotiate His will.
As Romans 12:1–2 says, you must give all of yourself to God and none of yourself to the world system that wants independence from God.
God says if we conform to this world, He will not reveal His calling for our lives. We must say, as Moses said to God at the burning bush, “Here I am” (Exodus 3:4). In other words, “What do You want of me, Lord? I am ready to obey.”
Giving yourself totally to God is giving Him full power over your life. When you do that, you experience the abundant life He has promised to give you.
Verse: “And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” Mark 8:34
Prayer: Father, give me the faith to commit to you ahead of knowing the whole picture. Help my unbelief where belief is lacking. I do want to serve You, I do. Teach me how.