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Unread 29th April 2010, 06:13 PM
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God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called

How true that saying is!

I'm not entirely sure what my calling in life is yet. I don't know what my passion is. I don't know if it has even been revealed yet. I've prayed a lot, but haven't received any clear guidance, so I'm waiting patiently upon the Lord.

My questions to you are:
What do you feel God has called you specifically for?
If you're not sure, what are your passions in life?
For those of us who don't know yet, how do we figure this out?
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Originally Posted by lilacs87 View Post
How true that saying is!

I'm not entirely sure what my calling in life is yet. I don't know what my passion is. I don't know if it has even been revealed yet. I've prayed a lot, but haven't received any clear guidance, so I'm waiting patiently upon the Lord.

My questions to you are:
What do you feel God has called you specifically for?
If you're not sure, what are your passions in life?
For those of us who don't know yet, how do we figure this out?

All I really wanted to say was thank you. The title spoke volumes to me and it's really needed today. Alot of doubt going on, but I realize that most of the time we put ourselves in a position that opens a door to allow doubt in. So, it's "just me" and that I can pray about with certainty. Awesome saying there. thanks again
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For a while now I've believed my calling was in writing. Recently one of my constant back of the mind desires has come to the front and in a way was confirmed for me through a close friend as possibly being my true calling. That one is being a Pastor, though I have a long ways to go before I am fit for such a calling both emotionally and knowledge of the Word.

Two of my passions are in writing and talking, to me both of these seem to backup the Pastor idea. I don't know for sure if any of these are really my calling but there has been enough evidence from God to suggest I need to take them seriously as potential callings. At least to me, and the few people I told that story too, keep meaning to post it somewhere but not sure where it would fit.

My suggestion on figuring it out is just to keep praying for God to show you your path and to give you the wisdom and guidance to make the right decisions to follow it.
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Good point. God does give us what we need for the tasks he sends us on. Sometimes it doesn't seem that way but he never fails.
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Originally Posted by byHISway View Post
All I really wanted to say was thank you. The title spoke volumes to me and it's really needed today. Alot of doubt going on, but I realize that most of the time we put ourselves in a position that opens a door to allow doubt in. So, it's "just me" and that I can pray about with certainty. Awesome saying there. thanks again
Aw, well you're welcome! It was in one of my devotionals today, so I figured I'd share it.

As far as my own passions go, I don't really know. I absolutely LOVE history, but I don't see myself as being a teacher. So I'm not quite sure what I would do with a degree in history if I decided to pursue it. Other than that, I honestly have no idea what my calling in life is. I tend to change my mind about a LOT of stuff, so I'm always half-afraid to step forward with anything. ((When I was little I used to want to be a contortionist. My how things have changed!))
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I'm called to worship Him and seek Him and His truth and share the gospel, beyond that I'm not convinced I'm called to any specific mission field. I'm not even convinced everyone or even most people are called to a specific ministry

I believe He gave me passions and talents though that I can follow and I will find my direction in life from doing that and in doing so fulfill my generic calling as a Christian to worship and preach the gospel. How it will all pan out in the end is something I can't tell you now though.

i hope that came out as something more meaningful than the senseless rambling it felt like to me
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I'm called to worship Him and seek Him and His truth and share the gospel, beyond that I'm not convinced I'm called to any specific mission field. I'm not even convinced everyone or even most people are called to a specific ministry

I believe He gave me passions and talents though that I can follow and I will find my direction in life from doing that and in doing so fulfill my generic calling as a Christian to worship and preach the gospel. How it will all pan out in the end is something I can't tell you now though.

i hope that came out as something more meaningful than the senseless rambling it felt like to me
You made absolute PERFECT sense!!

So many times I think that's our biggest problem. We feel that our calling has to be something so grand and profound, that sometimes we don't realize what our true calling is.
Some of us are called to simply be a good friend to others, or a godly spouse or mother/father, painters, shop owners, etc.

What's really important is that we keep this in mind:
1 Corinthians 10:31 -- 31So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
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yup i agree
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I saw the thread title and couldn't help but post that I agree 100%. Thank you for the reminder.

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Originally Posted by lilacs87 View Post
God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called?
Just your title made me sit down and think for about a half hour now.
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