What is my calling?
What does God want me to do with my life?
These are questions that I hear almost every day in some way, shape or form. Although these are good questions to ask, I believe we need to change our thinking on this.
We spend many hours searching for our calling (most typically that means a vocation)
We spend a great deal of money trying to figure out what we should do next.
And for the most part, I believe it’s all in vain.
Our calling is to surrender.
It’s that simple.
I mean, I wish I could come up with something that sounds really deep spiritually and theologically and give a complicated answer.
But truth be told, it’s not complicated.
We just make it that way.
When we surrender wholly, God will lead us, God will guide us, God will give us direction, God will give us purpose.
But surrendering is hard.
It is hard.
Jesus wants all of us not just part of us. (Tweet This)
And that’s the tough part, because as long as surrendering requires no change, we’re okay.
But the moment we realize God is asking us to change, we begin to justify our actions, or lack thereof, with some Christianese-type of excuse.
God just made me this way.
It’s okay, especially if it makes you happy.
I’m just a sinner saved by grace.
Surrender truly is dying to self.
But surrender is worth it.
Is it always easy?
Sometimes it’s painful.
Sometimes it’s messy.
Sometimes it seems impossible.
But that’s the point.
Because in the impossible, painful, mess that we call our lives, God comes, God redeems, God restores, and God leads.
And there’s something beautiful about that.