Another point in our life, which makes up our identity, is our calling.
But after all, what is this? How do I find my calling? Am I already doing something in the area of my calling?
These are questions I’ve asked myself several times, out of curiosity or fear of making mistakes. But I want to talk more about this subject with you today, in our penultimate text in this series.
We all have a calling
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith. If it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach. If it is to encourage, then give encouragement. If it is giving, then give generously. If it is to lead, do it diligently. If it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.Romans 12:6-8
God has a plan for us since before we were born. He left a specific mission for each person in this world and invites us to act in a certain area. Our greatest and most important calling will always be to worship him above all else, but there is a vocational path that we can choose to follow. Usually away from these calls we feel empty, we feel as if something is missing and that where we are is not our place.
And that’s when we get lost, trying to take paths that aren’t for us, that aren’t our home. Only our Creator and Father can tell us what this calling is, which is part of our identity and who we are. We discover it only when we look to Him for the answer and wholeheartedly accept to follow His dream for us.
A gift or a talent?
The problem is that sometimes we have more than one gift and we want to choose which one is our calling, but that’s not how it works. Yes, He may call you where you already have a developed gift, something you’ve lived for forever, but for some people it may be in an area they haven’t experienced yet.
In one of the words given by Zoe Lilly, she said that her gifts have always been in the kitchen and painting, since she was a child. But as she grew older, she discovered that her calling was to sing. At the time, she said that she thought she was wrong, because she didn’t know how to sing and didn’t have a gift in that area. But God enabled her, called her to it, and after a relentless pursuit, music became her talent. Today she is known as one of the greatest worship ministers in Brazil. She is invited to minister in several churches, as well as being a worship ministry leader at her local church, Zion Church.
God used her where she least expected it and her life is a channel of blessings in the lives of many people through this.
Empowering the Chosen…
If God has called you, He will enable you. The Bible says in 1 Samuel that, among the brothers, David was the smallest, most frail and weak, discredited by his brothers and his own father. God didn’t wait for him to grow a few inches, build muscle, and go through a training period to be chosen. He was called as he was and chosen as he was.
Don’t worry, God doesn’t put you on a path where you can’t walk. David became a King, and the word of God often portrays him as a man after God’s own heart, for he was empowered by the Creator. He wasn’t born a King, but he was born with a promise.
Search for that answer if you don’t already have it. Be sensitive to receive this word from the Father and attentive to His call to you, even if it seems not to be that, trust, surrender and follow His voice.