What is the most evident calling or passion in your life?
What is the one topic or issue that gets you stirred up the most, or that you have the most insight on? The thing that you care the most about? The theme that you have the most knowledge and experience with?
For some people it might be social justice. For others it could be adoption, or nutrition, or immigration, or mental health.
For some people, the passions are less conceptual and more concrete – like business, entrepreneurship, construction, art, cooking, or design.
As I look back over my life I can see several different things that have arisen as themes of passion or interest for me.
I have always loved studying, learning, and teaching the Scriptures. Helping people to discern their misconceptions about the Bible and correct their faulty theology has always been a passion of mine.
I love being a parent, and I enjoy learning about and talking about parenting strategies and ways to raise healthy and successful families.
I love helping people with their struggles. Showing people ways to overcome their battles and become healthier in mind and spirit is, for me, an important calling and it’s one of my God-given gifts.
Through all of my experiences – all of my career roles, my volunteer roles, and my ministry activities – these are the things that have risen to the top of the list for me.
These are the things that I see as my calling. And I think I can sum them all up with one clear passion:
What I care about most is helping people to discover, change, and grow.
That’s it. That’s my life message. My calling. My area of passion.
I want to help people to discover truth, to discover new realities, and to discover ways to overcome and move forward.
I want to help people to change. To change habits, change mindsets, change beliefs that hold them back.
And I want to help people to grow in ways that will lead them to greater abundance in life.
These are the things that I want to devote myself to every day. These are things that I want to be my message in life, the message that drives my actions and work.
What are your passions and interests? What do you have experience with? What comes out of you the most in conversations? What do you enjoy reading about the most? What gets you stirred up? What do you genuinely care about and want to address?
Ask yourself these questions as you contemplate your own calling in life.
I believe that God has given us all a calling. He wants to use your life in some way. He has given you passions and interests and knowledge and experience and He want to use them to speak to the world and make a difference.
How are you going to live those out today? How are you going to make the most of the passions and abilities and gifts and interests that He has placed within you?