Have you ever wondered why God has placed you on earth? Trying to find your calling can be a difficult task. We get stumped with questions like how much money will a certain job pay, does it fulfill a certain need, or we tend to take the easy way out.
I’ve always longed to work in public relations and marketing, while being an aspiring model. During my sophomore year of college I was given the opportunity to serve in an underprivileged country Dakar, Senegal in Africa. During that time I had become infatuated with serving others and hearing their stories. I knew then that God had waken a calling in me.
A calling doesn’t necessary mean that you have to give up on your dreams. There is a critical distinction between your “primary calling” to follow Jesus and your “secondary callings,” or life roles, which include your work. Our calling is profoundly and durably sure in our own heart.
So how do you find your calling?
Partner with God to discover your calling. It is a partnership effort between you and God. Identify the puzzle pieces by learning through your life experiences, and feedback from others. Remember it’s not about you, it’s about God forming a relationship with you. To hear God’s calling, you must recognize his voice.