Can My Calling Really Be That Simple?
Ok, I know the other day when I wrote about your calling I said, the end. But the truth is it just doesn’t always seem that easy, does it?
Four words made it sound so simple, but here we are, everyday, struggling to understand what it means. I get it.
So what do we do?
I’m going to give you the only answer I know: walk forward the best we can. It’s all we can do. And the beautiful thing? God’s grace takes care of the rest.
It may sound too simplistic. But I get the feeling that’s how it’s supposed to be.When you're not sure if you're walking in your calling, ask yourself these two simple questions... Click To Tweet
How am I loving God today?
How am I loving others today?
Maybe you need it more specific. Enter someone’s name. And I’m going to give you a hint…it may not always be the easy person you want it to be.
It’s easy, especially in Christian circles, to get grandiose ideas of what calling looks like. It’s easy to look for people who make a big difference, give up everything, and have the numbers (or passport stamps) to prove it.
But that’s us using our handy-dandy measuring sticks. And I’m going to tell you a secret about those measuring sticks:
Measuring sticks get us into trouble. Ann Voskamp writes brave and reminds us, “Measuring sticks always become weapons.”
How do I know? Well, I’ve never used one and felt good about it. Measuring sticks either make us feel good (at the expense of someone else who doesn’t measure up) or make us feel bad (at our own expense). I’ve yet to find a bible verse that tells us to compare, to measure up, or to build pedestals.
So if we’re not measuring what does it look like to pursue our calling in real life?
While we can’t begin to have every answer for every scenario, maybe we could help one another. What is one way you need help walking in your 4 word calling today?
This is the second post in a series about purpose and calling. Don’t miss the other posts! You can find them below once they go live!
Post 1: Your Calling (in 4 Words)
Post 3: What To Do When You’re Stuck Between Your Calling and Real Life
Post 4: Finding Joy in a Simple Calling
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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.