In Christianity it is very popular to hear people discussing the “Call of God” in their lives, “their calling”, or what they feel “called” to do.
Over and over again I’ve questioned whether my life reflects God, and if I’m living out my “calling”. I’ve critiqued my life on paper, wondering if I’m living up to this “calling”, and even asking God point blank: What is my calling? How can I live it?
I have a feeling God isn’t answering specifically because his calling for my life is to simply have relationship with him, and love him more than myself.
Jesus says in John 14:12, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do, and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father”.
He also states in John 15:4, “As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
So the question about our calling should always bring us to the feet of Jesus. We must love Jesus more than we love ourselves. If our hearts are frustrated at the lack of direction or lack of calling, this is a wonderful indication that we are missing the point entirely.
Only when we reach the realization that we can’t bear fruit without abiding in Jesus can we truly start living a life that glorifies God.