The Irrevocable Call

My eyelids grew heavy as I sat on set today, waiting for hours before we filmed the scene I was working on. The words of another actor woke me up–though my eyes were almost shut, my ears were still awake. He said:

“How lucky are we to be able to have a life of adventure? A life that we actually like?”

Our culture has some very strong, interesting opinions on what we should do with our lives. The majority of people spend loads of money getting college degrees in subjects they are either unsure about or actually do not have any passion for whatsoever. This leads to a lifetime of “careers” filled with financial stability, but no joy. Plans, but no journey. Paychecks, but no purpose.

Don’t get me wrong-college is good…careers are great…and yes-we all need to make a living. However, we truly allow money and fear to dictate the course of our lives to such an alarming extent.

While it may seem quite “wise” to stick to a traditional, practical route, are you losing sight (or unable to hear) God’s plans for you in the midst of all the practicality and plans you have made for yourself? It is great to have direction, but who/what is leading your way?

I am so abundantly blessed to have a life at 22 years old that I love. It isn’t always easy, practical, simple, or filled with cash, but it is filled with joy, passion, adventure, and most importantly-God. A life filled with the many creative things God has placed on my heart (acting, writing, mentoring, speaking, baking, cooking, making jewelry, decorating my apartment, hosting, and so much more). I can’t even tell you the years and energy I wasted on fear (especially financial fear). My doubtful heart was so afraid that I wound up in jobs I hated doing things that drained me.

The good news though, friends, is that God didn’t give up on me. He probably laughed and sometimes cried out of frustration for how many times I went my own way, but His plans always succeed.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
-Proverbs 19:21

God has a unique and specific purpose for each and every one of us. A life of adventure…a journey worth fighting for…a plan far more fulfilling than anything we could come up with on our own. I don’t act, write, host, and do all of these things simply because I want to–God’s call on my life is so strong and has filled me with so much passion that it is bursting out of me…I can’t not do it!

“For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.”
-Romans 11:29

Perhaps today you are feeling stuck and trapped in a life that you didn’t want to be your own. Or maybe you are just unsure of what to do next. Remember that not all who wander are lost, and God’s plans for your life are irrevocable.

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2 thoughts on “The Irrevocable Call

  1. And it is evident, God continues to work mightily in your life. He constantly refines us as we allow His Holy Spirit to guide and direct us. It is so very exciting to see what His plan is next in and for our lives. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and refine you as you do His work.

  2. Maybe I am being legalistic and if I am I ask forgiveness, but when I see the word “lucky” i get a feeling of a strong need to remind us that when we are HIs and He is ours, we are not in any way lucky. We are receiving God’s blessings or rebuking, which ever is the case and need. Blessings to you sweet Rachael.

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