10/19/07 What is your calling?

 

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."

We are told by THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY that HE knew us before we were formed in the womb.  It is clear that we did not arrive into this world by chance.  It should be apparent that each of us has specific talents provided to us before we were born.  Some children are naturally artistic.  Others grasp mathematical concepts at an early age.  Those who follow their passion end up in their calling as they become adults.

How often have we seen a great salesman get promoted to sales manager only to fail.  As a salesman, he was in his "element".  Management often fails to realize that you should match the people and their calling to the job.  Businesses should reward people who are in their calling by allowing their compensation grow with their productivity.  All to often salary caps are placed on jobs which ends up being a deterrent to those who are called to that particular vocation.

Businessmen often make the mistake in trying to operate in someone else’s calling.  Often this is due to a super-charged ego.  "I can do it myself" is the statement made frequently.  Businesses fail to grow because employees take on a calling that is not theirs.  If you are an engineer, don’t try to be an accountant.

What is your calling?  If you are having problems to discerning the answer to the question, write down your gifts.  What vocation are you drawn to?  What are you passionate about?  For those who have a personal relationship with THE HEAVENLY FATHER, go into your prayer closet and wait for an answer.  If you are not passionate about your current path, maybe it is time to take an assessment.  There is nothing like "loving what you are doing".

If you persist in your pursuit in walking in another person’s calling, misery will ultimately come knocking on your door.  When you attempt another calling, judgment provides a venue at the "school of hard knocks".  Anything that can go wrong, will!  If you start a business, it will become a financial black hole.  If this happens, repent.  Then pursue your calling.

Here is what can happen when you don’t:

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