Just did a little blog series on discovering your calling.
Thought it only fair to also do a short series with some cautions on your calling…
Romans 12 tells us that God’s will for our lives is “good, pleasing, and perfect.” And that’s true, but we don’t want to romanticize it. It doesn’t necessarily mean wealth, status, security, great benefits, endless happiness. In fact, basically every person in the Bible who discovers their calling from God … doesn’t want it. Read the stories of Moses, Gideon, Jeremiah… They didn’t want it, but said yes because it was from God. And they found out that God’s will was good, pleasing and perfect. But it was also difficult, draining, and sometimes depressing.
That may sound like a contradiction, but it’s not. In fact, it’s the story of my calling. What God has asked me to do is good, pleasing, perfect, and difficult, draining, and depressing. And I wouldn’t choose anything else. Because there is great reward and comfort in knowing you’re doing what God made you do to. That you’ve heard God’s voice, and you’ve said yes.