Determining Unique Aspects of Your Calling
Part of walking in sonship is taking responsibility for your growth, calling, and destiny. Here are some steps to help.
I came across an interesting exercise to help determine things God may have called you to do.
1) What were your childhood dreams?
Who did you want to be when you grew up? There may need to be some adaptation here, but never the less, many times these were God inspired. A basic principle or desire may have been revealed. Someone who wanted to be a fireman when they were little may have that natural design to save and help people, particularly those in danger or impossible situations.
2) What makes you angry? Especially anger in behalf of others.
Hyper-religious language makes me angry. Over spiritualizing something to the point that it is “spooky” or exclusive or not easily applicable makes me angry. Hence, I do a lot of work to take truths that have impacted my life and express them in very practical ways.
3) What were some God “set ups” in your life?
I once had a sales job I had been relatively successful at for four years. Suddenly, I couldn’t make a sale to save my life. It was uncanny. It led to leaving that job and spending a year working two jobs at 70 hours a week and still falling behind on bills. This was over 15 years ago and yet I still draw on lessons learned of perseverance and trusting God when things look impossible.
So check these out. Take some time alone with the Lord and see if He may reveal something to you about your calling.