For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
It is one thing to find your calling in life, it is another thing to follow it. This is where the hard work lies. Talk is cheap. Anyone could say what they would do and where they would go; but until they actually do it, it remains a mere talk.
Friend, it is in following your calling that life becomes meaningful and impactful. That is where you’ll find your joy and fulfillment. 3 things to do to follow your calling which I call The 3D process:
First, DISCOVER it. You need to know what you’re here to do. Now, note that it’s a discovery, not a decision. You don’t decide your calling, you discover it. Your calling is how you’re wired, your make up. It is what you’re born with. It is how the Maker has wired you. I love the way Stephen Covey described it in his book, The 8th Habit:
“When you engage in a work that taps your talent and fuels your passion-that rises out of a great need in the world that you feel drawn by conscience to meet-therein lies your voice, your calling, your purpose.”
Next, you need to DEVELOP it. Once you identify what you’re here to do, then you can go to work on it. It is then you can go to school to sharpen it. The reason many students keep changing their majors is because they did not really settle the first issue of discovery. You don’t go to school to become; No! You go there to develop—to develop what you’re born with. The same reason many are university dropouts. They started but couldn’t complete! Because they were doing something that wasn’t in their heart; something they weren’t wired for.
And then finally, you DISPLAY it. There’s a song that says: “This little light of mine; I’m gonna let it shine.” That is what you do with your calling. You begin to release it and let it shine so people can see it. Jesus has a word on that. In Matthew 5:16, he said:
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
At the beginning, you may need to display it for free before you can charge a fee for it. You may need to do some volunteering, and just look for every opportunity to let people know that you have/know it and can do it.
Your calling is the constant call that life keeps making out to you. You hear it everywhere you turn. It’s a call only you can heed. Don’t die without answering that call.