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What is Your Calling?

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

– Mark 10:45

Today I want to answer the question that so many people ask: What is my calling? In this series, we will unfold many aspects concerning this important topic. It’s a question you may continually ask, especially when you feel like you’re in a rut, in a middle or gray area, or maybe you just lost your job. Or, perhaps you’ve been at your job for a long time and you used to love it, but now you no longer enjoy it. It still pays well, but you’re unsatisfied and maybe you’re ready to do something else. You pray, “God, I’m thankful for this assignment, but was I born to do this? What is my true calling?”

The heart of this question signifies that you believe you were born for a purpose, to do great things for God, to fulfill and to have big dreams — and you are. But asking the question, What is my calling? ironically will not get you to your calling. I am reminded of a conversation Jesus was having with his disciples concerning the Kingdom of God. They literally thought it was going to be an actual kingdom and government with Jesus as king. Jesus, who’s indignant at this point, interrupts them and tells them they don’t understand. He explains that if you want to be great in the kingdom, you have to serve, for the Son of Man did not come into this world to be served, but to serve, and to lay his life down as a ransom for many. 

Friend, when we ask God what our calling is, it’s a somewhat self-centered question. Because in the Kingdom of God, when we fall into what God’s calling is for us, it’s about others.

Prayer


Father, help me to see that my calling is about serving others.

Reflection


Do you question God regarding your calling? How do you see yourself serving others in your calling?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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