Finding Our Calling

I often hear people say, “This is my calling”,
and most of the time they are referring to their
career or business. But what I ask myself is,
“What does the LORD want me to be?” This is a
struggle that I hear many Christians go through,
and that is trying to find their calling in LIFE.

In Ephesians 4, Paul wrote, “As a prisoner for
the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy
of the calling you have received”. He followed
this with three “b’s,” as one translation renders
it: be humble, be gentle, be patient, “bearing
with one another in love”. Paul wrote this from
prison, a difficult place where he continued to
live out his calling from God.

Oswald Chambers said: “Consecration is not the
giving over of the calling in life to God, but
the separation from all other callings and the
giving over of ourselves to God, letting His
providence place us where He will—in business,
or law, or science; in workshop, in politics,
or in drudgery. We are to be there working
according to the laws and principles of the
Kingdom of God.”

When we are the right people before God, we
can do whatever task He sends, wherever He
puts us. In so doing, we discover and affirm
His calling for us. — David C. McCasland

You are called with a holy calling
The light of the world to be;
To lift up the lamp of the gospel
That others the light may see. —Anon.

It’s not what you do, but who you are that’s
most important.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

This reminds me of a homily from a few weeks ago. We should ask, "WHO does God want me to BE?" If we focus on WHAT he wants us to be, we might miss the bigger picture of what He wants us to do. We can be WHO he is calling us to be all the time instead of just what he wants us to do between 9-5. It was very interesting and I can't do it justice because I'm not that good with words. I'd never really thought to pray about and ask God WHO he wants me to be!