If God is calling what is He calling you to? For some of us we feel like we go through our whole life seeking our purpose. Seeking a way to be able to give back, be meaningful, or have some existence. But as we go on the continued search for a title or position to fill in work or ministry, do we miss what God has called us to?
From prison, Paul writes a letter to the people of Ephesus summarizing our call.
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all. – Ephesians 4:1-6
See, I believe we often seek that calling that may never come to us because we don’t seek what has been written on our hearts and what we have been created for. We get ahead of ourselves and because we don’t see ourself as a pastor, a worship leader, or a contributor in the church so we just get frustrated and give up hope. We just continue on in life attending church wondering what God is going to do with you and what it all means.
I know for me, since I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ there has been know doubt that I am being called to draw closer to God each and everyday. Something I can still seek and thirst for whether I am poor or even in prison where Paul so eloquently illustrates from. Something that doesn’t need a plaque on an office door or to be called with a prefix before my name. If we just wouldn’t think and try so hard to follow our calling and if we focused on what Paul writes we will serve the bigger purpose in our society, in our church, and in our homes. Our purpose is to be humble and to show allowance for each other. Be patient, seek unity with the Spirit, and be hopeful for the future.
So if you are seeking your calling and waiting for something to be heard or be presented to you consider you may already be living it. Your role as a spouse, parent, friend, or co-worker maybe where God needs you the most and through those relationships you can be what you have been called to be.