Karen Yates, a fellow blogger and mom, wrote her thoughts on calling, trying to answer the question we all ask ourselves
What am I supposed to do with my life?
I encourage you to read her article because I certainly can't do it justice, but I have a few thoughts to share.
Working in ministry, I get asked about calling all the time. It's one of the first questions asked of me from the great folks here at Plainfield, at Mountain, Milligan, North Ridge, basically anywhere I go. People assume a woman pursuing a career in ministry has done some thinking on the matter.
And it's a fair question
And frankly, I have done a lot of thinking on calling.
Here's another place I've written on the matter: http://ekgentrymountain.blogspot.com/2012/10/calling.html
Yates' article, and my current 1000 gifts project, reminded me that God's calling on my life - on our lives - is to live for God every. single. day.
Ever since my semester at Mountain, God keeps reminding me of this phrase -
You work on your character, I'll take care of everything else
Until just this morning, I related that phrase to not feeling overwhelmed in a new ministry. You work on your character, and I'll help you figure this job out and do it well.
But my ministry isn't everything else.
Everything else is everything else in my life. God is calling me to live for him every day. My calling is to focus on who I am in him. Enjoy the world God has blessed me with. As Yates put it,
"Take each day, one step at a time, one step closer towards [your] best [self], the [person] God wants [you] to be."
It's time to start living in the everyday
I wonder how people would react if I said my calling was living for Jesus...