Julia Child’s 100th birthday was celebrated recently. Many of us grew up watching her cooking and cavorting on the educational network. Some of us have the misfortune of remembering the 70’s Saturday Night Live episode parody of Ms. Child as well. It was noted that during an interview about her life, she explained "I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
After graduating she enrolled in college to become a writer. She enjoyed writing but none of her work was ever published. After graduating college, she moved to New York and worked at the prestigious home furnishings company W&J Sloane. After transferring to the store's Los Angeles branch, however, Child was fired for "gross insubordination." After her marriage, her husband was transferred to France where she began to find her niche in life. Her autobiography, published after her death, centered on how she fell into her true calling as a chef. There were many opportunities afforded Julia, who grew up privileged. However, the calling on a person’s life cannot be bought. It must be found, nurtured and worked through.
Oh beloved, did you know that God has a wonderful calling on your life? It’s one that’s tailor made for you. You may be struggling with your present circumstances, trying to see where you fit in or finding your place in this world. Don’t count God out of your plans. His way is going to give you great and wonderful opportunities and fulfillment beyond your wildest hopes! But don’t count everyday life out entirely. Most gifts and callings come to fruition right out of the middle of an ordinary life.
Run to the Lord this morning and spend time with Him, for that is where your calling comes from. He’ll speak into your heart, He’ll help you dream dreams and He’ll carry you through to His place for you in the world today. He loves you so much that He’s got something for you to do that no one else can do. He cares about you so much that He’s willing to give you time spent with Him! What a Savior! What a Lord!
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Galatians 1:15 But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by His marvelous grace.
I Peter 4:11 …Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to Him forever and ever! Amen.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.