Our Calling in Life Everyone has a purpose and a calling in life, and it is our duty to find what that is. What is my purpose? Why am I here? They were questions that I often asked myself. We spend most of our lives searching for a purpose, and after we find it, we spend the rest of our lives fulfilling that purpose. I agree with Fyodor Dostoevsky's quote: "For the secret of man's being is not only to live... but to live for something definite." Why live, when you have nothing to really live for? "Without a firm notion of what he is living for, man will not accept life and would rather destroy himself than remain on earth." It is very hard as human beings to live and not know our purpose. However we Christians have an advantage; We know we have a purpose and a calling from God, and if we stay faithful, God will lead us to that calling. Everybody wants to find and fulfill a purpose in their lives, we all want to know what we are here to do and why we are here to do it. It is very true that we have too much to live with and not enough to live for. Though we are Christians, it is very easy to be distracted by material things, and end up in spiritual poverty.Realizing that our calling from God is our purpose in life brings us one step closer, but now we have to figure out our calling. If we try to live our lives without searching for or finding what it is God is calling us to do, we will never experience true joy and peace. Our calling is what God has planned for our lives, and that is so much greater than anything we could have planned for ourselves. God calls us to Himself so that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have, we dedicate it to Him, and we live our lives in service to Him. Recognizing who we are not is good in knowing who we are, but it is only the first step to finding our purpose. If we remain faithful to God and continue to search for our purpose by answering our call we will fulfil the central purpose in our lives.
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We each receive our own divine call from God. Sometimes this call alines with our own aspirations and goals, and other times it doesn’t. After the reading Gary Selby’s paper on Vocation I was left uncertain if my career goals and works were the same as God’s vocation for me. I have chosen to major in Sports Administration to pursue a career in the Lakers’ front office. This might also be God’s calling for me but, I’m at an uncertain moment in my life to know for certain if this is my ultimate calling.
e. Tala - There's always a purpose to your life. You live for the same reason the way that some people die for some reasons. Where you are today is a combination of all your past actions, decisions, as well as those of the people around you and how they have affected
We have been counseled heretofore by prophets of old, "to seek learning, even by study, and by faith". We have an obligation to search the scriptures and to learn what the Lord is teaching us and warning us of. We must go forward with faith, and not backward. We must come unto the Lord, and not expect the Lord to come unto us.
...hat share my faith and together worship Jesus. I believe that by being in fellowship with other believers I will have a strong opportunity to pursue and fulfill God’s purpose in my life, whether it is a daily or lifetime calling.
This idea of callings being an important part of life can be seen in my life too. At this stage of my life my purpose in life is to stand up for the values that we as Catholics and Americans value. As a result I feel called to join the military and to become a politician. I believe that I can best achieve my purpose in life by entering these fields and standing by my
We were designed for one purpose, to honor and love our creator (Matthew 6:24). When we look at ourselves, and others we find that we each have individual humanistic characteristics. Each with different thoughts of how we perceive God and what we think he wants from us. By using our talents and gifts wisely and just we are giving praise back to our creator (1 Timothy 6:17).
God and the Bible’s teachings are used as a framework to find meaning in life and purpose of human presence. Purpose resides in every human’s potential to strive for peace, seek equality, nurture relationships and the environment to achieve harmony with the earth (Valk, 2012). “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior and my hope is in you all day long” (Ps 25:5). The Holy Spirit, known as God’s active force and His power in action (Lk 1:35), is used as a guide by Christians to ascertain and determine what is right. “We choose to act based on good thinking, scripture and prayer, and the Holy Spirit helps us discern the right alternatives” (Shelly & Miller, 2006, p. 89). In seeing others as the image of God, choosing what is right from wrong is influenced by beliefs cultural background and respect for one another. In this religious culture, the tendency to do wrong is seen as sinfulness. However, it is the admission of sin that leads Christians to Jesus Christ to find and experience God’s forgiveness (Shelly & Miller, 2006). The recognition of sin and eventual redemption strengthens the relationship with God which directs a life of service to humanity (Shelly & Miller,
For majority of life I’ve gone through the motions and have done as I have been told to do. Naïve and ignorant to how amazing life really is and refusing to question how things work or what my true purpose is other then surviving. For centuries there have been numerous philosophers to question what our purpose is and have developed different theories to help us get as close as we possibly can to finding the meaning of life. One thing I’ve learned since opening my eyes to the reality of the world is that in our lifetime the closest thing we will have is theories and ideas but we will never know the true meaning of life.
...our life will be centered on work. What is your desire in life? If we die to ourselves daily we are able to give up our fleshly desires for the desires of God. So many people don’t understand this concept and they feel it is a destitute walk of sacrifice and are unwilling to take it up. I can assure you that this walk may have the appearance of lack but it is anything but lack. God will meet you at whatever level you wish to reach. If you focus on him first, the rest will follow but if you are tied to the world the potential loss of worldly things will strike fear into your heart and you will fall. If you try to walk with one foot in the world and the other in the kingdom of God you will find yourself in a turmoil racked with questions and chaos. You can have all the good things in this world but you have to first be willing to give all things up to do so.
I truly believe that every single person in the world has a purpose in life. God created each and every one of us for a reason. Whether we know it or not our life is planned and we follow a path throughout our life. In this path, we have the option to make good decisions or bad decisions. In order to achieve salvation and enter a virtuous after life we had to do deeds that had a positive impact on other people. In order to do this though, one must have the self-discipline and devotion to God. There are many obstacles that can get in the way of achieving this goal and the main one is our desires. Desire is a strong feeling of something we want or wish to have. Our desire negatively impacts our life because it detaches our body both physically and emotionally from our mind which then influences us to make morally wrong decisions.