Jeremiah knew what it felt like to be called by God to be a prophet to the nations. What if I told you that every single person that is born on this planet has a calling on their lives. Within the context of Christianity, a calling refers to a divine purpose and destiny. It outlines the different gifts, talents and abilities that a person possess. When these gifts are surrendered to God and used for his service, then we are walking in our calling. Most people consider Pastors, Prophets, Bishops and Evangelists to be called of God. The concept of being called for most people signals a call to the pulpit to preach sermons.
My friends, contrary to our conventional views of calling, many people are called to the market place. Some people are called to stewardship and traditional jobs like a Nurse, Doctor or a Teacher demonstrates a calling. Have you considered that God wants you to use your gift of teaching to advance his kingdom? Your Monday to Friday job can be used to demonstrate the love to Jesus Christ to those whom you come in contact with. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
We are called to shine the light of Jesus Christ in whatever sphere of influence we find ourselves. Do not allow anyone to undermine your gifts and abilities or cause you to feel like you cannot use them for God. Our worship goes beyond the walls of the church. When we use our gifts and abilities with a spirit of excellence, to be a blessing to others, this gives glory to God. The customer service agent who is pleasant and treats people with respect is a testament of God’s grace. You are a person of value and your presence should affect the atmosphere where you live and work.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).