Preparation for Your Calling

God is preparing you

You’ve been placed on this earth for a reason…for a purpose. And God has already been preparing you for a long time for your actual calling. When God calls, He prepares you. He also fully equips you to accomplish His work and will for your life. The key is walking with Him in faith, step by step, and in patience, while He prepares you for your calling.

Notice, Jesus didn’t just walk into His purpose. He prepared for it. He started out as a carpenter, by trade, but He was called from the beginning of time for an even greater task. Actually, we each have a special task, assignment, and purpose on this earth. Jesus’ task was not only to exemplify how to live this life righteously, but even more importantly to die for us, so that we would be able to inherit heaven and have fellowship again with God the Father. What a great calling! Yet, being the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He still prepared.

He prayed, He fasted, He faced opposition and apprehension, but all the while…He sought and obeyed the Father at all cost. And that’s the same way that we have to be. As you wait on the Lord to bring forth His calling in your life, you have to stay close to Him. In reality, now is the time more than ever!

You see, you’ve been called for such a time as this, sis. We are the endtime generation. I strongly believe that we are a chosen generation to see the coming again of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The signs are all around us (hopefully you’re paying attention). With that being said, we have to stay alert and stay close to God. This is the time to press in deeper in prayer, fasting, and reading the word, so that we’ll be more sensitive to what God is calling us to do.

And don’t neglect or take for granted the most menial tasks or assignments in your life, because it’s all a part of the call. Whether it’s being an employee, layman, or delegated leader in the church or community, learn from your responsibilities. Even if it’s being called upon to sing a song, minister in liturgical dance, write a proposal or book, run an errand, or take on a new project, it’s all a part of your training for the call. Remember, we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in whatever capacity the Lord gives room for.

I want to share something with you that I just recently learned through various teachings and experience…“Your gifts will make room for you.” Proverbs 18:16 says, “A man’s gifts maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Meaning, whatever you’re uniquely called to do, God reassures us through His word, that the gifts that He’s placed inside of you will not just lay dormant and that He will bring it forth before others. As you seek and trust Him, and stay faithful in the smallest things and to those who are over you, He will make room for your gifts. He will open the doors for you that no man can shut…you don’t have to kick them in.

God is training you. The tests, trials, heartaches, good and bad times, menial tasks to the largest ones, are all a part of your preparation for what He’s really calling you to do. Just walk with Him. Be led by the Holy Spirit’s voice and obey to the smallest detail. And as you walk with Him, listen, and obey, trust that He’s working everything out for your good and for His purpose. Romans 8:28 reassures, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” *Those who are already walking in their calling and purpose know exactly what I’m talking about.

As I prepare to close this post, I want to challenge you to reflect on how God has been preparing you for your calling. Pause and consider. Can you see it? Wherever you are, take a minute to thank Him for everything. For the process, the pain, the challenges, the training, the correction, and the victories you've already won. Because guess what sis? Through all of that, He is preparing you. He is making you a worthy vessel, building your testimony,  molding you into the image of His Son, and fully equipping you to become the woman that He has called you to be.

So let Him have His way. Continue to allow God's word to penetrate your heart, change you, and reveal things about Him and His will for your life one step at a time. In the meantime, don’t ever forget these words, “And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.” (NLT)

Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out!


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About the Author:

Courtnaye Richard is a Christian blogger, author, and minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is the founder of Inside Out with Courtnaye – a ministry designed to help women grow stronger in their walk with the Lord from a biblical and practical perspective, live out their life purpose, while also preparing them to be ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ. She’s all about real life, real talk, and real faith! She reaches thousands of women through blogging, but also ministers through devotionals, videos, audio messages, social media, speaking engagements, and her monthly “LIVE” chat on 1st Tuesdays of each month entitled, “Let’s Talk.“ She resides in the Texas Hill Country (outside of Austin, TX) with her husband and three children.


  1. Kati Leppikangas February 2, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Thank you very much for sharing your messages every week. They are very encouraging and really give me insight into my current trials, challenges and issues that I am dealing with. I believe that these experiences are deliberately ordained by God in order to change me for the better and to increase my faith in God to realize he is sovereign over every circumstance that we face. I thank God for your ministry and will pray for you to continue to deliver these vital messages. Amen

    • February 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Praise God and thank you Kati! I really appreciate the encouragement! And yes, I agree that all of the experiences are deliberately ordained by God to change you (and me) for the better and increase our faith! Continue to allow God to mold you in the image of His Son and into the woman that He has called you to be! God bless you sis!

  2. Dionne February 16, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Very good article.

  3. Rajani April 3, 2017 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Dear sister, iam so blessed by your post. A right word at the right time .God has spoken to me through your article. Thank you very much and God bless you.

  4. Anonymous July 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Great job! ❤️ Holy Spirit lead me here!

  5. Ce'era July 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Great job! The Holy Spirit lead me here! ❤️

    • Courtnaye Richard October 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Praise God!

      Blessings sis,

  6. Gail Myrick September 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow. This word came at the appointed time for me. Keep up this much needed work that so many need to hear.

    • Courtnaye Richard October 21, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Will do, sis! And so glad that it helped right on time. God is faithful!!!


  7. Holly December 7, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

    This was exactly what I needed to read, Praise the Lord! God has given me glimpses of the woman he wants me to be and his calling for my life but I have been so frustrated lately because it seems that I will never get there. This was so encouraging to read that God is working through every circumstance in our lives and we just have to be patient and draw near to him. You are so inspiring and may God continue to bless your amazing ministry!

  8. Christine February 3, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    God bless you for the article, one clarification the Holy Spirit gave me through your article is that the trails , hurt and pain I went through lately was intentional. It is preparing me indeed for the task ahead and strengthening my testimony. Thank you so much!

  9. Breontae Thompson February 13, 2018 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this I’m not a woman but I took hold to a lot of the points that was said! I am about to step into something that could be big for me and it’s a little scary because in my head I want to connect the dots. In doing this it creates so many questions that I can’t answer myself so it pushes me to take a moment and say Lord I don’t have all the answers but you have the answers, so I need to just allow God to lead me and know nothing happens by chance and allow him to set the stage! I’m a newly married Guy me and my wife Jessica celebrated 2 years September 5,and we have a 1year old child. Caring for them I just want to do my best and make sure I am doing it to the best of my ability,but that’s where I know I have to allow God to guide my steps because He has been with us through some stuff already and has showed us He’s Emanuel (God with us!) Long short story I wrote but I just wanted to share this brought tears to my eyes as I read this so thank you for allowing God to use you to write this!

  10. Yolanda A Maldonado February 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this post! I honestly have been REALLY struggling lately, especially in my spiritual life. I am learning that GOD always wins…in that correction is NOTHING to be played with, Its really painful. I realize GOD doesn’t waste HE truly does work all things out for the good for those that love and are called according to His purpose. So please keep in prayer, I can’t explain how much I need it.

  11. TT March 6, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    This message definitely blessed my along my journey! Thank you!

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