Our Calling in Life

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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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