If you are alive, you have a contribution to make to this world; you have a meaningful reason for being here. It is a divine assignment given to you so you can bring some light and healing to the world. It is God’s gift to the world sent through you; your job is to deliver it.
Many people are doing all they can to live their best lives but there is still a nagging feeling deep inside, they know there is more to their lives beyond the regular day to day hustle. Your calling is the meaning you are looking for. If you want to have true success in life, fulfilling your calling is a step you have to take.
My post today is for people who know they have a calling(s) but have not been paying attention to it because of one or more of these reasons.
You Think You Don’t Have What It Takes
You already have what you need to start – Yes, your failures, your background, your personality, your education, your talents, all your pleasant and unpleasant life experiences. Look deep into all these and you will see that what you need to start fulfilling your calling has already been given to you.
You Think Your Calling Is Not So Important
No calling is superior to the other; they all have a part to play. Don’t think what you have been called to do is not important enough. The person whose calling is to pastor a church is not more important than the woman whose calling is to raise children or the man whose divine assignment is to treat sick animals. Ultimately, it is not about who has been given more responsibilities, it is about who carries out the responsibility they have been assigned.
You Think It Has To Be “Big”
Many people have not been paying attention to their calling even though it is staring them right in the face, this is because they think it has to be one big thing. Some people’s calling will be to break new grounds and do things that will be remembered for centuries, but for others, it may be an action that will only impact a few people. It doesn’t matter how “big” or “small,” we think they are, what matters most is that you do what you have been assigned to do.
You Think It Must Make You Rich
Not everyone’s calling will make them rich and famous. For some people, it will, but for others, it will not. Remember, your calling is not about fame or riches; it is about what you do to bring light and healing to the world.
You Think You Can’t Fulfill Your Calling Through Your Job
It does not always have to be different from what you already do. It can be right where you are, your career or business can be a channel through which you fulfil your calling.
You Think You Have To Quit Your Job
If your calling is completely different from your job, you don’t necessarily have to quit your job to pursue it. Sometimes your source of income will come from your job, but your life purpose will be fulfilled through what you do outside your job. Some people may have to quit their job for their calling, but not everyone.
You Think Money Is The Proof That You Are Fulfilling Your Calling
There are many people who don’t live in mansions or drive the most expensive cars, yet they are fulfilling their life’s calling, and there are people who are rich and are not living meaningful lives. Having lots of money and stuff is not always proof that you are fulfilling your calling.
You Think It Will Be Easy
Because it is a divine assignment doesn’t mean it will be easy, because it is something you have been equipped to do and love to do doesn’t mean you will not encounter challenges or feel like giving up on it sometimes. You have to learn, grow, sharpen your skills to be able to fulfil your calling.
You Think It Is A One Way Traffic
Your calling can have different expressions, it can also evolve as you move through life. When God leads you in another path, be ready to go.
You Think You Are Too Old
As long as you are alive and well, there will always be something you can do to make your own contribution to the world. My Uncle is in his 70s and he just started a school for less privileged children in our village, children who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to get an education.
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My name is Shola, drawing from my own life experiences I write about emotional wellness, living an authentic life and finding purpose in life’s pain.
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February 1, 2019