Your Calling (in 4 Words)
Have you ever wondered if you’re where you’re supposed to be? I don’t mean at the right address (although I’ve been in that position plenty of times). I mean in life, in the grand, sweeping sense of purpose and direction and calling.
Are my feet (and my heart) where they belong?
The question rings loud like a gong, with the echo shaking me to my core. Because the truth is, I don’t know. And I find that terrifying. As each day passes and college students look more and more like toddlers to me, I realize I get one shot at this life. And then the questions come in a torrent, one loud gong after another:
Am I where I belong?
Am I making a difference?
Am I loving well?
Am I walking in my calling?
It’s enough to make a girl fall into a heap, trembling and begging God for answers, not that I’ve ever been there…I’m thinking of a friend, of course.
While I don’t pretend to have this life thing figured out, I am grateful to be firmly rooted in my salvation, so the bottom line is, I know what comes next in the eternity sense. But what about here? Where it all seems so urgent and present and pressing?I know what comes next in the eternity sense. But what about here? Click To Tweet
It’s easy to get swept away in the current of envy when it comes to calling, thinking treading on foreign soil or having a ministry that reaches tens of thousands is the badge of success. It’s easy to think it’s in the numbers, but the only number that matters is the one right in front of you.
If I can look one person in the eye and find a way through my messy self to show them the love of Jesus, that is exactly what I’m supposed to do.
There are no red letters demanding we have a large Facebook following or write dozens of books or speak on stages to thousands. Jesus was pretty clear about what He wants from us, and I forgot that.
Love Him. Love others. 4 words to follow and we will be firmly in our calling. Every single time. The end.
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About Becky Hastings
I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.