Knowing your calling in Christ is one of the simplest things to determine as believer. Your passions always define your calling. It may be a passion in a certain profession, ministry work, or any other area, but the reality is, any service to humanity that lives a great impact is a call from God. I’m currently reading a story of Elizabeth Kumah, a health worker in Ghana, and who was sent by the Adventist Development relief Agency[ADRA], to a village in the remote path of Ghana. She was thanked publicly by farmers in the village of Baafi for bringing their families new hope and quality of life. In-fact, everyone in that village is eager to tell journalists about how thankful they are to Elizabeth Kumah for introducing them to this opportunity to have a better quality of life—a quality of life that God wants for villages in Africa and all of humanity. Elizabeth as we look at her keenly, she is called into the hospitality ministry, but i doubt if the Lord appeared to her and said “Thus says the Lord, thou shall be a hospitality minister. Her passion and desires just link up with God’s desire to make people lives better, and now the fruits are an evident stamp to what God has called her. We all know of Mother Theresa and her passion for children in Calcutta India. She lived a single life as a nun yet she left a great impact in the lives of many kids to the glory of God.
Very few instances in the bible do we see God publicly sending a prophet to announce his call to certain people, but many times, the bible is full of people who did a lot for God, yet there were not announcements of their call. Jesus in Matthew 24:15 calls Daniel a prophet yet in reality, we don’t see any scripture of when he was announced a prophet to God. In-fact, Daniel was an employee of the government of Babylon, only that he was devoted to his God, and made an impact through the interpretation of dreams and visions to the kings of that time. He was diligent as an employee of the king yet used every opportunity presented to him to do God’s will and purpose. Scripture also has good examples of people who were called by God in their professions, for certain works. When God wanted Moses to build a temple for him, he told him “I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. “I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship. “And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you [Exodus 31:2-6].
What amazes me about this call on Bezalel is that he was a professional craftsman, yet God says he calls him for the great work of the temple. I believe when many of us start looking at our professions as a calling, we will achieve a lot for the kingdom of God. This reminds me more of what Apostle Paul told the Roman Church.He said this about gifts.. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your  faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. (Romans 12:6-8). If all of us read this verse keenly, we will realize our calling so easily and without any prophetic utterances over our life. All of us that unique ability to do something for God, for his glory

Saint of God, what are you passionate about? What is that force that drives you? Is it prayer, pulpit ministry, desire to improve people’s living standards like Elizabeth, desire to offer good medical services, being hospitable, generous, merciful and any other driving force that links up to God’s ideas? If you realize that, then move in that direction. You need no prophet to announce to you. Your passions are God stamp of the call he has for you. That’s why God tells us “Whatever we do, we should work at it with all our heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since we know that we will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ we are serving. [Colossians 3:23-24]. May God bless you as you drive towards your calling and destiny. God bless you

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