Is our calling what we always imagine? Is there one ultimate calling out there for everyone?
I believe we see many examples in the Bible that show that God’s calling does have high points, but it is more of a process. God’s calling is not a destination, it’s a journey.
God’s leading is ultimately a lamp unto our feet. A lamp only gives you one step at a time. Our calling is filled with many steps that we simply need to say “yes” to.
- Your calling is a journey, not a destination.
- You can say “no” to your calling.
- Your calling is not just in the future, it’s happening right now.
Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do. He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as God to him.—Exodus 4:11-16
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.—Psalms 119:105
who saved us and called us to[a] a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began
—2 Timothy 1:9