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Colossians 1:25



25 Whereof [hos] I [ego] am made [ginomai] a minister, [diakonos] according to [kata] the dispensation [oikonomia] of God [theos] which [ho] is given [didomi] to me [moi] for [eis] you, [humas] to fulfil [pleroo] the word [logos] of God; [theos] KJV-Interlinear



25 Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, NASB



The church to which Paul is referring, is the gentile component of society. Back in Romans, Paul stated that it was his calling to bring the gospel to the gentiles.


This is something that the Israelites were supposed to do throughout the centuries that they held custody of the scriptures, however they attempted to keep them for themselves, elevating themselves above all of the rest of humanity.


And of course history has demonstrated how this was a big mistake.


But as far as you and I are concerned, we all have a calling from God. Moses had his calling.David had his calling.Mary and Joseph had their callings.Adam and Eve had their calling, and so on and so forth.


Every human being has a calling of some type.God gave each one of us life, but He did not give it to us arbitrarily. God has a plan for your life.


Perhaps you are to be the source of finances. Perhaps you are to be smart and invent something. Perhaps you are to be innovative and discover something. Perhaps you are to be a great parent and raise children.Perhaps you are to be an example for a neighbor.


Whatever your calling, whatever your specialty, talent, ability, etc., God has a purpose for your life.God does not place all of us on the front pages.In fact ninty-nine-point-nine percent of humanity will never see celebrityship in this world.Most will have only two cents to contribute and that is what they do.


God does not need any of us to accomplish His plan, however, God does allow us to participate, and there is the honor of the spiritual life. You can be grateful and accept His offer, and advance in your spiritual life to phenomenal blessings (also courtesy of God), or you can pass them by and gain nothing.


The word for dispensation here means stewardship, specialty, duty. And God gives every human being a gift, a purpose, a role, something with which He can utilize, if they conform with His plan for their life.


God is not interested in your magnificent accomplishments.After all if you accomplish anything in this life, it is only because of Gods grace and arrangement of the details that allowed you to accomplish them.Not because of any uniqueness or effort on your part.


Boasting is arrogance, and boasting is an attribute of one who is confused about reality and truth. After all, what have you really invented, sustained, maintained, controlled, created, in life. Paul had to be hammered before he discovered his role.Do you also have to be hammered, before you discover your role or your responsibility?

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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.

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