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How does one find their true calling in life

  1. blessed365 profile image78
    blessed365posted 5 years ago

    How does one find their true calling in life

    Why is it that some people know what they are called to do at an early age and some people still are trying to find themselves late in life. How does one find out what they were truly born to do?

  2. lambservant profile image94
    lambservantposted 5 years ago

    I will be 56 next thursday and I am still not sure except that I know I am called to tell others about the Lord, and give away the blessings I have been given by God. I do when I get the opportunity.

    As for career or anything of that nature, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

    1. Efficient Admin profile image93
      Efficient Adminposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You and me both lambservant. I know my calling is to look up to the Lord all the time, pray without ceasing, let the Holy Spirit control me, but as far as career goes, no matter how much I research into it, I'm clueless - there is no clear direction.

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    SparrowMinistriesposted 5 years ago


    I have heard lots of "methods" for finding your calling.  I don't know if God follows our methods, though.  Some say you have to get out of your head and look into your heart.  I'm not altogether sure how to do that, but I have heard some ideas that I think could prove helpful.

    Most of us have a tendency to look at what presents itself and think that fate or destiny chooses us and we just go with the path of least resistance.  We might put a little more effort in it and actually take some personality and aptitude tests to help us decide.

    But the Bible says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart."  When I looked up the word "delight" I found something interesting.  It means "to be molded and shaped by."

    So in reading the Bible and praying and communing with the Spirit of God, do not seek what you can do for Him, or even what He can do for you, but just to be with Him, to know Him.  He is the I AM, and He also wants us to BE before we do. 

    From that place of peace and surrender and of just being instead of doing, our hearts become still and we gain clarity of vision and desire that is from that pure place.

    Your calling is the thing you would do if all restraints were taken off.  If you had all the time, all the money, and all the resources in the world at your disposal, if you were told that you cannot fail, no matter what, what would you do with your life?

    If you think about it, God has no limits, in money, time, or resources, He can establish you.  When you are fulfilling that calling, is it not reasonable to believe He will provide you with everything you need to do what He is calling you to do?

    We let fear stop us from following our God-given destiny only when we don't believe He can and will carry us to the finish line as He promised.

    What makes you cry?  What makes you angry?  What do you love so much, what are you so passionate about, that you would gladly do it for nothing?  That is your calling.  It's not written on a banner across the sky, it is written in the quiet recesses of your heart.

    1. blessed365 profile image78
      blessed365posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you and you could easily write a hub about this if you have not already. I like that about delighting ourselves.

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      SparrowMinistriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Blessed, I considered making this a hub, but felt my answer was a bit too short.  But maybe later I will develop it more.  thank you for your question, it forced me to think ablut something that is truly worthwhile.

    3. MellyMoo profile image62
      MellyMooposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a perfect answer! I couldn't have put it better myself smile

  4. Virtuous1 profile image60
    Virtuous1posted 5 years ago

    I tell people this most of the time we are already in our calling but we haven't tapped into yet, other times it's found when we read the word. God gives each of us when we was born a passion and desire and purpose and destiny, and we normally don't know what it might be until later in life. But 60% of the time we are already doing what He has called us to do...

    And so if you my dear or anyone else don't know what your calling is you can always go to the source Jesus Christ Himself and He will tell you...AMEN