Apostle Grace Lubega
Jeremiah 1:5(KJV); Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
When GOD calls you, He first calls you to Himself.
At this point, He personally deals with you: He teaches you, gets rid of certain habits and moulds you into a receptive vessel.
After this, He sends you.
Sadly, many teachers, apostles, prophets, evangelists and pastors have gone out into the world with the utter misunderstanding that GOD had sent them.
For some, the moment they were told that they were called of God, they sent themselves.
But what is the difference between a man that sent himself and a man sent by GOD?
There are a number of distinctive marks of a man that is sent by GOD.
Firstly, GOD never sends a man until He has taught that man to hear His voice. For how can he be a shepherd when he cannot hear the voice of the master?
Secondly, GOD never sends a man without a message. For how will he feed the sheep when he does not know which pastures to lead them?
Thirdly, GOD never sends a man without defining His assignment and purpose.
This is why it is important to wait upon GOD. Allow Him to teach you Himself and work in you the character that sustains greatness.
When you do, you will be preserved from certain mistakes that have caused some great men to have saddening endings.
When you allow him to teach you Himself and to send you, you will finish well. Praise Him!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Timothy 2:15, John 10:11-15
When God calls you, He first calls you to Himself.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your Word. Thank you for your calling upon my life. But above all, thank you because I am instructed, taught and dealt with by you. I understand divine purpose, I have a distinctive message and know your voice with clarity. I run my race with this wisdom and understanding. In Jesus’ name. Amen.