About the Book
Have you felt God calling you to do something for Him? Then this book is just for you. In Go For It, Jeremy G Woods lays out encouragement and advice for following God’s calling on your life. Are you thinking that what you feel called to do might be only your desire and not God’s calling? He also give ways from scripture and from experience that you can tell whether your goal is only your desire or also God’s calling for your life. He tells how we should respond when God closes doors on our calling and how to get back on track with God. His last three chapters deal with what happens when we’ve reached the top (by fulfilling the calling God had for us to do), how to keep in mind that our calling is not the only thing on which we should focus, and how we should help others as the body of Christ.
Chapter 1: Go For It
Go for it. If God has given you a goal, then go for it. However, be sure to make certain it is what God is calling you to do. When you are sure you are to do it, then make plans towards that goal.
Later into the book, I will lay out some ways you can tell that God is calling you to a certain calling in life. Those ways are not always going to be 100% accurate, but as a rule of thumb, they are good ways to be able to distinguish your desire from God’s desire.
Matthew 19:26 says, “And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” The context of this verse is right after Jesus talked to the rich young ruler. If you remember from the Bible, one time a rich young ruler came to Jesus to ask Him what he had to do to gain Eternal Life. Soon afterwards, Jesus explained to the man that since, as he claimed, he had kept the commandments, he just had to sell all he had and give it to the poor and follow Jesus. Well, first of all, there is an issue with what the man had told Jesus. No one can keep all the commandments, so that seems to be a signal to Jesus that something is not right with his heart. If he is going to lie about keeping the commandments, then he is confused about the truth. What did the man have that would have blinded him from the truth? He had plenty of possessions. His material wealth was standing between him and God, so in his case he needed to sell it all and give the money to the poor. This is my interpretation of the passage. So, when the disciples saw Jesus’ answer to the rich ruler, Jesus said, “…Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:23-24). His disciples then asked Him who can be saved. Jesus’ reply was “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” If God has made a way for unholy people to enter into Heaven with an all-Holy God, then how can we think He will leave us unable to accomplish what He wants us to do?
About the Author
Jeremy G Woods was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. He graduated from Grissom High School in 2006 and graduated from the University of North Alabama with a BBA in Marketing and a French minor in the fall of 2009. He has taken 20 hours of courses at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is about to move to France as a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators as a Communications Specialist for the Wycliffe France office starting near the beginning of 2014. He currently works full-time on Partnership Development with Wycliffe Bible Translators while preparing to move to France. Jeremy has published 4 books so far, all of which are available on Amazon.com.