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Is God Calling You?

By January 15, 2013

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Almost all of the students sitting with me 30+ years ago in Bible School, felt some sort of calling into full-time Christian ministry. Most of us weren't too sure of the specifics at the time, but we felt a familiar tug pulling us in one direction or another—as though God was knocking on the proverbial door of our heart.

Is God Calling You?

During the first week of class, one of our teachers urged us to view our calling as a progressive revelation. He said we shouldn't expect a one-time, full-disclosure from God. Rather, we would most likely be connecting the dots of our calling over the span of our lifetime. He explained that we would understand our calling better as we matured in our walk with the Lord, and that we should expect our calling to undergo changes as we developed different spiritual gifts.

In other words, when we begin to discover our calling, God may only give us a tiny revelation of what he wants us to do and where he wants us to go. He may be taking us only from point A to point B, when we mistakenly think it's the "big picture" of our calling. Later, the Lord may reveal another segment of the progressive revelation, as we begin to move from point B to C by the leading of the Holy Spirit. That particular teaching helped me so much. It gave me great peace to realize I didn't have to fully understand or figure out God's calling right away. I simply needed to start looking for the tiny revelations from God ... and obey.

In this study, Jack Zavada of Inspiration-for-Singles.com takes on the many doubts and questions we typically face as we attempt to discover God's calling. He does a great job explaining how to be sure you're doing the task God has chosen for you.

Read: Is God Calling You?

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