Here we go with Part 2 of WHO’S CALLING? Make sure you have read Part 1 by clicking this link, “WHO’S CALLING? (Part 1)”
So, is my calling the same as my purpose? Technically speaking, it probably is. There is one thing that we must understand though. A calling gives the idea that “someone else” has something to do with it, whereas, a purpose is usually spoken of in a possessive way. It is usually coupled together with the idea that it’s “my purpose.” I know I am splitting hairs but hear me out. If I seek out “my” purpose and I do not see it as “His” purpose for me, then I end up doing my own thing, which never works out. A “calling” makes a person realize there must be someone else involved. Someone is doing the calling.
My wife and I never asked our kids “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Instead, we would say, “What do you feel God wants you to be when you grow up?” We were training them to know God’s calling and purpose for their lives instead of their own. There are good ideas and God ideas. We always wanted God ideas for ourselves and our kids… and now our grand-kids. Good is never good enough when compared to God. We shouldn’t settle for anything less than God’s calling for our lives.
Listen, God planned for YOU to be here. He planned YOU with a calling. HE called YOU to be here and HE has a calling for YOU to fulfill while YOU are here on earth. So rest assured, if you are reading this sentence, have no doubt whatsoever, Someone greater than yourself has called YOU. And that someone is God. His calling satisfies every desire in your heart way more than any purpose you may have created for yourself. All you have to do is trust Him.
Stay tuned for Part 3.
Pastor Kevin Kinchen