Everyone is called. A calling is not reserved for pastors and evangelists.
According to Matthew 22:14 (KJV), "Many are called, but few are chosen." Of course, this scripture is not necessarily talking about your mission in life, but the scripture makes a sound point.
Many people are not fulfilling their calling - not using their gifts and talents. And so we have many unfulfilled people. Unfulfilled people are unhappy. They are tempted to seek ungodly or destructive ways to become fulfilled. Sometimes, they get distracted and side-tracked doing good things, but not the best things that compliment their gifts.
How do you know your calling?
I have been taught that you identify your calling in these following ways:
- Notice what God is doing in your family.
- Listen to what the Lord has spoken to you directly.
- Observe where there is a need and how compelled you are to fulfill it.
- Consider your vocation.
A fantastic wave of creativity is happening in the Body of Christ. We are shedding religious thinking about ministry and embracing various, 21st century venues for ministry.He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15 NIV
Whether you called to five-fold ministry (pastor, teacher, apostle, evangelist, or prophet), ministry of helps, marketplace ministry, or something else, you are required to perfect it and be a good steward of it.
Do you need some help identifying your calling and gifts? Maybe you need a little assurance.
Take the Motivational Gifts Survey, http://www.gifttest.org/
It's a simple assessment to discover your gifts according to Romans 12 and how to best use them.
Click here http://www.gifttest.org/
Share your results.
PS . Your score card will show percentages in each of the 7 gifts. It is possible to have 100% for each gift.
Here are my scores:
Showing Mercy 68%