Hebrews 10:32-39 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
Perspective is everything. When we receive the call, our lives do not become uncomplicated or unencumbered with life. As we pursue the call there too we will find challenges, disappointments, and opportunity for discouragements to hinder or even sidetrack, or worse shipwreck us. God has already written our story. he has written it, from beginning to end. Within the context of all we have become and now live is the call of God.
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