This was written to me by my friend of 50+ years. She was a believer long before I came to the Lord. I wrote her the other day and told her I think I know what my calling is. This is how she responded. It was so touching I had to share. Thank you Sheryl for loving me even through the worst parts of my life.
These are the thoughts that God put on my heart regarding a person’s “calling.” It seems that this term is actually used incorrectly. I don’t think people necessarily have just one calling in their spiritual life. Some people have many. I think the correct term is more, “What are my gifts that I can use to serve God, and how?”
It is not so important that someone finds their calling (if there is one). What is important is that we are in communication with our Father and listening to Him and being obedient to his call. We need to be patient and wait on the Lord. It is all in His timing, even when we would like it to be in ours. When we are serving the Lord – turning all the control over to Him, and waiting for his instruction on what to do next, we won’t flounder around asking, “What does God want me to do with my life?” We are already doing it. We just need to be satisfied in that knowledge.