Your calling

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Are you called to do what you do?

What do I mean by that?

A calling is an urge, a longing, a sense of destiny, a feeling that in a certain place you will be fulfilled. It is a pull, a tug, or even a push. It is a connection to something within a certain arena that makes you sense you can make a difference there. If you are a person of faith you would say that a calling is that sense that this is what God made you for, this is how He wired you, and this is why He created you—to fulfill this calling.

Some of us can have multiple callings, each in a different season in life. I have a friend who at the age of 70 created a new mission statement for his life. At 70! I won’t include it here, but it had to do with investing himself in the lives of others—being a mentor. This is what he felt called to do. He certainly was for me.

Finding that calling changes your perspective on life and on your career. It motivates us to either find a different career or realize that you job is not “just a job” but that you are there for a higher reason, a calling. There is a big difference in energy between thinking this is “just a job” to knowing you are there to impact someone’s life.

How do you find this calling? Some know early on: I have a son who from an early age knew he wanted to be a chef and work in the food service industry and a daughter who always knew she would care for children. For most of us, it is through trial and error. We step into our calling not knowing that is our calling when we begin but feeling stronger and stronger as we move into it.

My encouragement to you is this: pursue a calling and consider it might be right in front of you.

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