He Has Called Us Higher


I recently saw this image posted on my Facebook news feed. I seem to recall seeing lots of similar posts—things to the effect of: “Just hoping to make it through this Monday,” or, “Can’t wait until Friday.”

Are we really that unhappy with what we are doing? Is life really that hard?

Is our unsatisfactory life due to a bad work environment or tough class schedule, or is it a deeper problem? I say yes, it’s a much deeper problem.

God has not called us to “make it through” life. He has not called us to live for the weekend. He’s called us to something much higher, much holier.

I’ve really been moved by the All Sons & Daughters song we’ve been singing recently at our church. Here are the lyrics:

  • I could just sit
  • I could just sit and wait for all your goodness
  • Hope to feel your presence
  • And I could just stay
  • I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel you
  • Hope to feel something again
  • And I could hold on
  • I could hold on to who I am and never let You change me from the inside
  • And I could be safe
  • I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
  • Never let these walls down
  • But you have called me higher
  • You have called me deeper
  • And I will go where you will lead me Lord
  • You have called me higher
  • You have called me deeper
  • And I will go where you lead me Lord
  • Where you lead me
  • Where you lead me Lord
  • And I will be Yours
  • I will be Yours for all my life
  • So let Your mercy light the path before me

I love this song because it speaks to a deeper meaning of life—a “higher” calling.  We aren’t called to sit and wonder if God is ever going to move in our lives, we are called to action. This reminds me of 2 Timothy 1:7: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.”

God has called us to enjoy life, and enjoy Him! Life is way too short to be sitting in the wings waiting on the perfect job or perfect life, because it won’t happen! We often spend way too much time looking at the situations of other people and wishing we had what they had. One of my favorite quotes is “Comparison is the thief of joy.” This is so true. When we begin to compare ourselves to others, we often lose the joy and satisfaction we once had with our own state of life.

This is all to say—if you are unhappy with where you are in life, do something about it! Find something you can find satisfaction in! But, if you think that moving from thing to thing or job to job is always the best fix, you may be wrong. Sometimes, it just takes a little thankfulness and gratefulness to realize what God has blessed you with.

Drew Greenway

Worship leader in Waco, TX

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