By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader
What’s Your Calling? After all these years of speaking, writing and being in the broadcast industry, I still find myself asking God—am I really doing your will?
It seems when I ask—a sudden desire to fulfill my purpose and mission to complete unfinished business comes alive. A few days ago, I was sharing with a friend the need to be fiercely aggressive about your destiny. We are in a race against time. Now is the time to diligently seek God’s wisdom for every aspect of your life. My mentor, Les Brown said if you don’t be territorial about your life, your time and destiny—someone or something else will occupy it. You must take it, before it takes you. My Pastor, John Hannah, always says “I need God like a fish needs water.” Concerning our life—we need God’s wisdom in all we do. Thankfully, He gives wisdom generously and freely. All we have to do is ask. Your life depends on it.
At this point in life, you need to be sure of your calling. There is no room for careless mistakes that could cause a set back of 20 years. So in addition to wisdom, pray for insight and perception. You need detailed instructions to know your next move. Ask and God will give you a sense of knowing. It may be a request to do something, a dream or spoken word but someway you will get your answer.
What do you do well? What makes you feel alive? What gives purpose to your life and value to others? Don’t think about the negatives such as what you don’t have. Right now, think about what you do have and begin to put those attributes to use. Moving forward, if you can enhance your gifts and talents, by all means do so but don’t allow the lack of confidence to stop you from progressing. Forget about fear and work through the fear. Use what you got. What’s in your hand? Remember, God can take what you think is little to change the world. His desire is to get the glory and bless hearts. Will you allow yourself to be used? You have no excuse. God has used murderers—look at the life of Apostle Paul. Throughout the bible he has used liars, prostitutes, cheaters and even a donkey. Surely he can use you. Little becomes much when you place it in the Master’s hand.
What is your calling? Remember, the 3 most important days are when you were born, when you discover why you are born and when you begin to do what you were born to do. So sit down, be quiet—pray and seek God for the answer. Think about what puts a smile on your face. Think about what you would do for free. When you love what you do—it’s no longer work—it’s your passion. In your passion—you will find your purpose. Chances are—you are already doing it and have been for quite some time. So often, we overlook the forest for the trees. Your gift is right there—use it. Walk in the area that has been destined for you. The minute you start, the sooner you bless yourself and the world. Most importantly, the sooner, God gets the glory. The calling and purpose for your life is God’s gift to you. How you use it is your gift to God.
Are your walking in our calling…?
© Effie Rolfe is an Author of “Supersize Your Thinking,” Media Personality and Motivational Speaker. You can contact her on twitter.com/effiedrolfe. Listen to her show daily on urbanpraiseradio.org (2015 Stellar Award Winner for Best Internet Radio Station)