We once stayed in an area in our city where getting water was always an issue. We dreaded dry seasons because of our having to go in search of water. Now, we stay in a place where water is in abundance, anytime, any day. The difference is not only the location, it was about the depth of the well.
Friend, you have a call from God. There is a dimension of your life that the world is yet to see. Your call is not on the surface so you may be wrong judging yourself by what meets the eye. There is an “eye has not seen and ear has not heard” dimension to your life and living (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). You need to tap into the depth of your calling.
“The woman said unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep…” (John 4:11). Your calling is like a deep well. God has ordained that nations and generations would drink from it (Isaiah 60:15). The well that Jacob dug in his days stayed relevant 400 years after, so much that Jesus could still leverage it for kingdom expansion (John 4:11-14). This is the capacity of your call. This is the extent to which your life can count for God and for eternity.
Just like digging wells, you would not get water on the surface. You won’t get the real water until you dig deeper. You need to be careful of pseudo manifestations. It may look like it but it is not it yet. That you can see God’s hands on you in some ways does not mean you should stop at that. Those who are experts at digging wells do not get carried away by the initial scent of water; they keep digging until they hit a gusher.
Wells that would last and survive droughts or unfavourable environmental conditions are often dug during the dry season. Perhaps, you are going through some dry seasons in your life. It may be that God is using those to dig the well of your calling. John the Baptist had to be in the wilderness so that he could tap into his calling and fulfil it with accuracy (Luke 1:80, John 1:28-34). Stop complaining about difficult season, use it to dig deep (1 Samuel 17:34-37).
The issue, most times, is not about your calling, but about the capacity to fulfil the call. Where you are now may not look like where and what God has shown you. You need to bridge the gap by developing the right capacity. God’s part is to supply the calling, your part is to supply the diligence (Romans 11:29, 2 Peter 1:10). Don’t function less than the capacity of God’s call on your life (Acts 6:8).
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church