The “working” that Paul was referring to in our text today is the “working of the calling”. There is a call that is inside every human being that generates an unnatural, beyond-this-world drive and makes a man to excel in certain fields of life endeavour. However, if that man is not born again or is ignorant of what is working inside him and the goal of that working, the devil can hijack that working and lead him into something different.
There was a time in the life of Apostle Paul that the call of God on his life was hijacked by the devil. He was absolutely committed to destroying the Church until God arrested him to do what He originally sent him to the earth to do. God sent him to advance His purposes but he was rather advancing the purposes of the devil. However, at his conversion, Paul crossed over into the programme of God for his life. From then, the same drive that was driving him when he was killing Christians began to drive him to advance the Gospel.
You could be reading this and you are like Paul – that is, the call of God upon your life has been hijacked by the devil because you are not born again or you are ignorant of it. Alternatively, it could be because you are careless or you neglected it. Now is the time for you to repent and let the Holy Spirit take over your call and begin to drive it. Your case is not hopeless; you can still bring the full reason why you came to the earth into manifestation for everybody to enjoy.
The redemptive programme of God is not complete until there is a total and full redemption of all the perverted calls and gifts in the world. All the stolen calls must be brought back, restored, redeemed, and released to function at an optimal capacity. That is when the goal of God will be accomplished.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for an awakening in any way I am asleep to the divine demands in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Judges 19:1-20:48; John 3:22-4:3; Psalm 104:24-35; Proverbs 14:22-24