I once heard a saying that went something like this, “In order to have a calling, one must know the caller.” In my experience, the most influential entrepreneurs have a laser-like focus on their calling—it is their True North, their plumb line in life.
You may be reading this but not knowing your calling; or you might even think you don’t have one. My hope is that today’s reading will help you to discover your calling and challenge you in your approach to it.
Focusing on your calling requires you to have the discipline to first ascertain what it is and then chase after it … relentlessly. I have discovered some practical steps you can take to determine and pursue your calling over your lifetime.
Whether you believe in God or not, I would love for you to hear what I’ve learned and what my journey has been like in regard to this topic. For many, this will be your first exposure to these truths.
First, I believe your calling is so unique that it will not be lived out or completed by anyone before you or after you. God designed you specifically, “on purpose.” You aren’t just a natural byproduct of your parents or an accident. You are God’s workmanship created to do amazing things. He prepared these things in advance before you were born.
Second, like Superman, I believe that you’ve been sent here on a mission. You have an assignment that has been wired into you. The fun part is that you get to discover what your assignment is. One of the ways you can discern your calling is by aligning your unique talents, abilities, and the influence you have on others with what?. These three areas make up the DNA of your calling.
Third, you will find that you are living in your calling when it feels natural and you would do it for free. In other words, you will feel like you’re working the least amount while producing the greatest value.
I am convinced and believe with all my heart, after thirty years of walking with God, that He looks at each one of us and says, “I’ve put you here on assignment. That assignment is for you and Me to fall in love. I want you to take these gifts of grace and love to others and bring people into eternity.”
Jesus had a specific calling on His life. The day I realized what it was, my calling became clear: If I am going to follow His example and leadership, then it’s more than likely my calling will mirror His.
So, how does that apply to you and me in terms of our gifts and creativity? I’ll make it simple…
We are all called to love God, love people, and make disciples. “How” we do that is up to us. God gave each one of us the beautiful gift of choice—we choose how to live and what to do. What He really cares about is that we do it together to help bring people to His love and populate heaven. And best of all, He wants us to have a blast while doing it.
People will often ask about the inspiration behind my initiatives and painting ideas. Here’s my answer: When you partner with the Creator of this universe, you get supernatural results. God is the owner of my life, my wife, my kids, and my companies, as well as all of my relationships. They are on loan to me, and every breath I take is a gift of His grace. That said, when you know your calling, who your Caller is, and why you’re doing what you’re doing, the “how” becomes easy.
The most influential entrepreneurs I know navigate their time on this earth by living with the end in mind and ordering their days accordingly.
Love God, love people, make disciples, and use your creativity to do it.
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“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
Proverbs 19:21 NIV
“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 NASB
Have a great day!