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Why Finding Your Calling is Better

As leaders many of us work for a living. We follow the career path that we chose. The thing is people change. What we loved to do twenty years ago, we may no longer feel called to do.

Finding your calling

Many of us make our career our calling, yet finding your calling is so much better. It is in this that we find the peace that has been promised to us.

We strive to climb the corporate ladder and increase our pay, for what? To find ourselves chained to our desks for years? I don’t think so, better yet I know that we are meant for more. Each one of us has been marked with a calling. We were chosen and just need to find what that calling is and practice.

“Therefore, bretheren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;” ~ 2 Peter 1:10

Our calling has been chosen for us. Biblically we have been instructed to work hard at our calling. It does not say be “diligent to make certain the career He has chosen.” It states simply to be “diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you.” You have been chosen and called to do great things.

Finding your calling can be a bit of a challenge. It involves tuning into your inner “voice”.

What are you good at? Where do you excel in life. What makes you happy? Leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction or fulfillment.

What makes you unique? The gifts that make you different?

This is the beginning of your calling. When you combine your talents and gifts with the voice that is calling you to more.

Next, what are the areas that you exceed that others notice? Do you get accolades for things that come naturally?

Once you have decided what your calling is, next is to find the need. Where can your talents be shared. Who can you serve ? Sometimes this comes in the form of a new business, book or mission. Having a purpose adds to the fulfilling of your calling.

When you know your true gifts that have been given to you. It is then that your world will change. You will get up in the morning, excited about your day. Finding ways to serve others through your talents will become an ambition. Harvest the fields you were chosen to sow. Become the leader you were meant to be by following the calling He chose for you.

Now its Your Turn: Have you found your calling in life? If so I would love to hear about it in the comments below. 


About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

2 Replies

  1. I feel like I have two. I teach at a cosmetology school, but it’s not about the hair, it’s about being a mentor. second one is about my story, and helping people realize that they don’t have to be defined by their past. And of course, that God forgives you no matter what you’ve done, where you’ve been or who you are

    1. And you continue to mentor us as well as you share your story David, and we thank you for that!