5 Ways God Reveals Your Calling
God communicates to us in many different ways. How Moses discovered his calling is different than Job, Joseph or Nehemiah. God is so amazingly creative. Even today He reveals our individual callings in unique ways.
God has given each of us a unique message. Whether you realize it or not, you embody something powerful to share with a specific audience! You’re meant to make an impact, through unique assignments. This is your calling!
Discovering your calling is an integral part of your life’s purpose. Here are several ways God may reveal your calling to you:
When you see a person or group of people with needs unmet, there may be a strong sense of calling in your heart to serve, or provide a solution to their problem. This could be God moving you in the direction of your calling. Be mindful of what stirs you.
2. Natural Gifting
For some, it is pretty obvious what they’re called to do. They may be a natural athlete, or gifted singer, writer or speaker. Sometimes our gifts are so natural they’re hard for us to recognize. This was true for me. For years I didn’t believe I had any natural gifts – I didn’t have any recognizable talents, or so I thought. Even if you don’t recognize your gifts, others around you will. Do you have any natural gifts you may not be using? If you’re not sure, ask your close friends and family what they believe your gifts are.
3. Childhood Dreams
Like Samuel in the Bible, God places significant insight into the hearts of children about their future. When I talk about purpose with others, I always question what their interests were as children, big and small. Every element of my calling and purpose I can root back to something I did or was interested in as a child. Back then it may have been just a game or seemingly random, but they were always a part of my God-given design.
4. Personal Struggle
I personally see this one often. I find that for many people, their calling grows out of their personal testimony. When you’ve overcome something, we often tend to want to help others in the same area.
5. Direct Revelation
God speaks! God may speak through inner witness, dreams, visions or other ways supernaturally to reveal your calling. This one was me! When I first gave my life to Christ, I started to have a lot of dreams that I now know are related to my purpose, life and destiny.
In what ways has God revealed His plans to you for your life? Share with us in the comments!