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Praise the Lord for mercy and grace. We all have a calling on our lives and some of these callings are pretty straight forward. Today we are going to get a little clarity on callings.

Today’s Prayer

 Father, I come before you today on behalf of everyone connected to me in the spirit to say that if our faith would be so steady and pure that we could move mountains, like Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him” (Mark 11:23). I pray that You would help us to believe, when doubt creeps into our heads. Lord, please forgive our unbelief and help us. I pray that whatever we ask for in prayer, whatever is biblical, that we will receive it. I thank You now for hearing and answering our prayers. Be glorified, my Lord. In Jesus’ wonderful name, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Special Callings

Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which GOD has called him. 1 Corinthians 7:17

    Each of us is called to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called by Him, to Him, and for Him. Once we enter that relationship with Christ, we are called into the physical expression of that relationship. This is where our vocations are manifested as a result, not as an end in themselves.

    Additionally, there are examples of special callings in the Bible in which individuals have a direct communication from God to do a specific task for Him. Moses, Paul, Peter, and many others had direct communication about what God was calling them to do. Not everyone receives this “SPECIAL” calling. This is not to say God is not personal with each of us. Some have had extraordinary supernatural encounters with God that led to their calling being specific to a task ordered by God. All of us have been called to follow Christ and live our lives in obedience to Him. Many of us have a sense to go in one direction or another based on our life experiences and giftedness. This, too, is God’s calling.

    Calling goes beyond our work and includes our relationships to others: our wives, our children, our neighbors, and our coworkers. We must remember this in order that our “work calling” does not become elevated at the expense of the other important aspects of our lives. This is the holistic approach to the gospel in which God made all of life equally important.

    Therefore, the next time someone says, I was called into the ministry” or “I’m in full-time Christian work,” stop him or her and tell him or her we are all in full-time Christian work. There is no secular and religious in the economy of God. I have a friend who often says, “I am a servant of the living God masquerading as a dentist.” As children of God, we too are first servants of the living God. I hope this helps you out of your confusion on your Christian calling.


For the first two or three years after my conversion, I used to ask for specific things. Now I ask for God. Supposing there is a tree full of fruits – you will have to go and buy or beg the fruits from the owner of the tree. Every day you would have to go for one or two fruits. But if you can make the tree your own property, then all the fruits will be your own. In the same way, if God is your own, then all things in Heaven and on earth will be your own, because He is your Father and is everything to you; otherwise you will have to go and ask like a beggar for certain things. When they are used up, you will have to ask again. So ask not for gifts but for the Giver of Gifts: not for life but for the Giver of Life – then life and the things needed for life will be added unto you. ~Sadhu Sundar Singh~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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