It’s not easy pursuing your calling but it’s a necessary venture for each of our well being. When you follow your true calling, you are filled with a sense of accomplishment, divine achievement, joy, and peace in your heart. By using your gifts to serve others, you serve yourself emotionally and spiritually bring honor to God. When you follow your true divine calling, your life begins to feel complete and whole. Allow me to explain what I mean as you continue to read further and may the wisdom of Christ fill your hearts as you receive this message.
Following your calling means two things:
- Follow and pursue fully the call by God to have a personal relationship with him;
- Follow and use the gift(s) that the Holy Spirit has provided you with long ago.
“It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.” (1 Corinthians 12:11 NLT)
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” (1 Peter 4:10 NLT)
When we follow our hearts and pursue our natural gifts, we give God honor. How? Each gift was given to bring joy and honor to God’s Kingdom; therefore by using our gifts, we naturally serve others and give glory and honor to God. Allow me to explain with this example: a person who loves to do hair, otherwise known as a hairstylist / barber, uses their God given creative gift of style to serve others by making people look and feel good about themselves. We all have creativity in us because we come from the Creator. He’s given us all special gifts.
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-7 NLT)
To elaborate, a person who becomes a nurse, doctor, psychiatrist / psychologist, physical therapist, etc. followed the calling of healer, comforter, adviser, and empathizer. A person who becomes a lawyer, police officer, security guard, judge, etc. followed the calling of justice, honor and peacekeeper. A person who becomes a pastor, minister, priest, missionary, nun, deacon, etc. followed the calling of gospel worshipper, spreader of God’s word, comforter, leader / guide for God’s chosen people. A person who paints, writes, draws, acts, sings, dances, etc. followed the calling of bringing happiness, joy, peace and hope to people. A person who’s drawn to being a professor, teacher, scholar, etc. followed the calling of knowledge provider, wisdom seeker, and guide to the people who need instruction.
“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said.” (1 Corinthians 12:7-10 NLT)
See, we all have specialness inside of us. We all have been given specific gifts that we are to use for the betterment of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ’s global church. We all came from one being and that is God. We all were birthed by women but divinely created by the true Father, God. We all have access to the Holy Spirit when we hone into our natural gifts / talents. We all were deemed saved by Jesus Christ when he stretched out his arms and died for our sins. We are all sinners and are all considered one body under Christ.
“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.
Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything? But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.
Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.
This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:12, 14-18, 20, 25, 27 NLT)
So today, I pray that you be encouraged to embrace and pursue your calling. Look deep within yourself, hone into that special gift you have been given and use it to the best of your ability by serving others. May God open your hearts and minds to finding true inner peace and happiness once you tap into your gift(s). If you are already walking in your calling, may God continue to pour into you seeds of wisdom, strength, knowledge and encouragement to get through the days ahead. May your life be filled with abundant blessings because you chose to follow God’s calling on your life. May you never lose hope, patience nor peace in your hearts as you continue to nourish and pursue your relationship with God. In Jesus name I pray that all these things be counted done, Amen.
As always, be blessed from my words of encouragement and go with God in peace and knowledge.
Sincerely with love,
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