Nehemiah, a cupbearer to a foreign king, answered the call of God to go back to his homeland to rebuild the broken down walls of Jerusalem. As a result of his obedience to God’s call, he experienced His blessing and provision.
If we believe that God has a definite plan for our lives—and that He is able to guide us in discovering His calling for our lives—we are on the right track. If we then fulfil this calling, we will experience His provision.
- Do we believe God has a unique plan for us—that our destiny was predetermined while we were yet in our mother’s womb, and that each of us has been endowed with distinctive gifts and resources (Jeremiah 1:5)?
- Do we believe that God is able to guide us concerning His will and calling for our lives (Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 32: 8-9)?
- Do we believe that He will provide? (Philippians 4:19). Hudson Taylor, the missionary who founded China Inland Mission, said, “God’s work done in God’s way will not lack God’s supply.”