Be You

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“Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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Ephesians 4:1-4

I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call.

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What call have you received?

You have received a calling whether you know it or not or you would not be here.

Sadly, many have not been told this or have wrongly been told that callings are only to religious life.

That was pretty much what I was taught growing up.

This wreaked great havoc on my young adult life.

By my 30’s I had awakened to this deep yearning inside to actually be my true self, not the false self that our culture and other influences form us into.

It wasn’t until my 40’s that I finally realized that we are all uniquely called to be the unique me that only each of us can be.

I do know this: since God is love (1 John 4:8), we are all called to channel that love to all people and all creation.

St. Paul realized this.

He gave his life to sharing with others the joy of following Jesus and his ways.

This gave him great peace so that he was able to speak today’s scripture verses while being held prisoner.

And what he says is that we are all called to share the unconditional love of God with the world with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.

If you are not sure of your calling, you first need to know that you are God’s beloved.

If you don’t know that, I’m telling you now!

Believe it.

Then, simply be present to everyone and everything with openness and compassion.

You are exactly where you are supposed to be.

Breathe deeply.

Let Love be your guide.

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Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

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Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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