You Know You’re Called If…#6 and #7

We took a break through the holidays but it’s time to
continue with the 10 ways you know you’re called. These next two are probably
the two I struggle with the most but they are so important. Here’s number 6
& 7 of You Know You’re Called If…

6. YOU'RE NOT SEEKING RECOGNITION OR APPLAUSE FROM MEN.

It’s all about Jesus. That’s why we do what we do. You do
not need a pat on the back for every accomplishment in order to keep pressing
forward. 

Bishop T. D. Jakes says, “If I
have to stand here and clap and cheer you on while you are cutting the grass, I
might as well do it myself.”
 

Recognition is always nice and feels great but
it should never be a necessity for you to continue to do what God has called
you to do.

7. YOU ARE A GOD PLEASER NOT A MAN PLEASER.

This goes hand in hand with number 6. Don’t allow yourself
to get caught up in the comparison game. You can’t compare yourself or your
ministry to others around you. God has given you a different purpose and
mission than anyone else and it will be carried out according to His plans not
yours. You must be confident in what He has called you to do and know that it
may look slightly different than those around you. 

Galatians 1:10, “Am I now trying to win the approval of men,
or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men,
I would not be a servant Christ.”

  • Ps. Matt,
    You changed the entire way I thought and processed things a few months ago with one question, “Are you living for man or are you living for God?” #7 reiterates that. I have had several occasions come up recently and that question is how I find my answer. Thank you for this series. I’m printing it out and really chewing on each point. Your awesome!

  • artiedavis.com

    Matt, love #8 dude! Just love it! I posted about that very thing awhile back, only because I struggle with it. It’s a big temptation, to look to man for that affirmation rather than the face and voice of God.
    Awesome post!

  • Great post!
    Thanks for helping keep us focused properly.
    I fear many who are called start of with the correct focus but slide away slowly, not noticing that they are sliding.
    This is a super minder that we must always stay “calibrated” to the right standard.