Last week I introduced you to two important questions that everyone needs to sit down and serious ask them self. What is the purpose of my life and What am I called to do in my life? Last week we looked at what our purpose of our lives. I made the bold statement that we all have the same purpose in life, which is to reflect your Creator, to bring glory and honor to the One who gives you life, to love God and love others. This week let’s look at the second question; what are you called to do in your life?
A basic definition of a calling is the thing God has created us to do during our time here on earth. Great examples of people who were called by God to do specific things would be Moses being called to lead the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promise Land, Nehemiah being called to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the city walls, and Paul being called to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles. God had given each of them a calling, but it is important to note that their purpose in life never changed. Even though they had specific things God called them to do their life’s purpose was still centered about God and His kingdom.
So how do you know what you are called to do? There are a few different facets to this question but I will try and point you in the right direction. What is it that you naturally feel driven to do? When God is calling you to do something it tends to take over your life? Things that used to interest you do not really seem to matter all that much anymore, because they have taken a back seat to whatever this thing is for you. When God has called you to do something and you avoid whatever it is I have found you tend to not be happy in other areas of your life. It is not a matter of if God has called you to do something it is only a matter of what, and only you can answer that question.
There is much more to this topic of a person’s calling than I am able to address in this one short article, so if you would like to discuss your calling further please email me and be sure to put “My Calling” in the subject line.