In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way to salvation—an aroma redolent with life. But those on the way to destruction treat us more like the stench from a rotting corpse. This is a terrific responsibility. Is anyone competent to take it on? 2 Corinthians 2:14‭-‬16‭

God’s purpose for calling you to follow Jesus is to make you His censer through which He diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge everywhere in every place. This divine purpose supersedes your vocation in life.

Your chosen career, no matter what is it is the platform to fulfill your calling as a child of God. Wherever you go and in whatever position you occupy, you are there as Christ’s Ambassador; you are to represent Him, beaming His light in the dark world. As light exposes the darkness and drives it away, you have been chosen not to conform with the practices of the world but to denounce all the sinful practices where you are.

Therefore, be free from self-centered preoccupations with life. Shine as light, stand for righteousness, dare to make your calling and election known amid a corrupt society like ours, and impact eternity.

If you stand for God, it is certain God also will stand with you. He will show you mercy, cause you to be looked on with favour and He will make you prosper in whatever you do. May the Lord give you the courage to make full proof of your calling everywhere you go from this day forward in Jesus’ name. Have a glorious day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola