There is a general will of God for every Christian. This involves following Jesus, forsaking sin and fishing for souls. You'll notice that as you get involved in the general will of God, God's specific will for your life begins to become clearer.
God will not reveal your specific calling if you're not interested in doing His revealed purpose first.
With that said, here are five cues to help reveal your specific calling.
1. Revelation: God can reveal this through a dream, a prophecy or an inner whisper. In the Bible, some were called through an angel, through a burning bush or a prophet.
2. Advice: Many times our community of faith can discern God's calling on our lives better than we can. It's important to pay attention to their suggestions as to where we fit best in the big picture of God's redemptive plan for humanity.
3. Passion: Your passion could oftentimes be an indicator. If you're passionate about preaching, missions, songwriting, signs and wonders or even media — all of that could be indicators.
4. Talents/gifts: Talents come at birth; gifts come at salvation. God graced you with natural abilities and spiritual gifts with the purpose of fulfilling your calling.
5. Experience: The things we go through, they are not just for ourselves; they are for our ministries. God not only rescued us from our pasts; He will recycle them to enhance His purpose on the earth.
I want to remind you—get busy doing the revealed will of God and He will make His specific will more clear for you. Look for an opportunity to serve. Remember that God is not as interested in helping you reach your calling as He is interested in changing you in the process.
If you liked this message, listen to the full podcast episode on my Raised to Deliver podcast.
Vladimir Savchuk is the lead pastor of Hungry Generation Church and author of Break Free, Single, Ready to Mingle and Fight Back. He is also a founder of a virtual online school. To download free e-books, sermon series and small group study guides, go to vladimirsavchuk.com.
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