Most of us go through a phase in our lives when we ask this question – What is my calling?
My calling is different from your calling. Your calling is different from someone else’s calling.
Our calling is unique.
Sometimes, we determine our calling by looking at the progress that others are making under the same calling. For example, sometime people get so inspired by certain preachers/pastors or healers and they start their own ministry/churches without recieiving any instructions or conformation from the Lord.
Sometimes, people jump into ministry work to satisfy their hunger for recognition. I have seen many such ministries that start with great pomp and show but come to an end in no time. This happens because the work of the Lord can’t be established on the foundation of our own desires or needs. It has to be established on the cornerstone of the VOICE of Christ. A ministry that is founded on the WORD will endure the hardship of time and stand firm even in the midst of turmoil and storm.
The first step to determine our calling is to hear clearly from the Lord. The ministry that Jesus establishes will not be overcome by anything in this world or the world to come, Just as he told Peter in Matthew 16:18, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.“
Most of us struggle to hear clearly from the Lord. The answer is found in Jeremiah 29:13, “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”
Seeking the Lord early in the morning brings clarity to our mind and prepares us to hear the voice of the Lord. Those who seek the Lord during early hours of the day are blessed with the greatest gift of fellowship with the LORD.
Seek Him and find Him.
Don’t run after some people who prophesy that you will become a great preacher/pastor etc. unless you have heard it clearly from the Lord. Fasting and prayer open our ears and enable us to confirm if certain prophesy is indeed from the Lord or not.
Another step in determining your calling is to evaluate your strength and weakness. We are all unique with different gifts that could be used to multiply the kindgom of God. When Jesus called Peter, he was a fisherman but the Lord made him a fisherman of men. Likewise if you are a diligent businessman or teacher/lawyer etc., the Lord will use your special gifts and talents to spread his kingdom, only if you are faithful to your work.
If you are faithful in whatever the Lord has entrusted you with, HE will promote you by adding his kingdom work to your portfolio and then the reward will be too much for you to keep.
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