Vocation and God’s calling has always been an interest of mine. I blogged about a few times. How do we discern what God is calling us to do with our lives? How do young adults discern their career path? Too often the church has restricted God’s callings to specific Christian ministries like pastors or missionaries. But God calls us to love our neighbor in such a wide variety of ways. Here is a post from a college student who is beginning to grasp her calling as a teacher: Catapulting Cotton Balls.
When I read this blog, I had a strong sense of pride, hope and humility. I had the strong sense of pride because my daughter is connecting her vocational calling to her Christian faith. I had a sense of hope because she and many, many other young adults see their vocation as a way of serving the world and not simply a way to make money. And humility that she is learned this in spite of my sporadic, often absent, parenting skills. God is truly good.
How have you experienced God’s calling in your life? In your family life?
Lord Jesus, remind me again today that I am called to love my neighbor. Call me once again to be your hands, feet, voice and heart in the world.