The thing about callings is that you have to realize that you have more than one calling at a time.
For example God has called me to a web designer, a husband, a writer, a board member in a ministry, a model, a ninja and a zombie killer.
Just because I have the calling of being a good husband doesn’t mean that I leave everything else behind and do that one thing. Just because I have the gift of music doesn’t mean I leave everything else behind to go on tour year round.
To do God’s Will you have to manage all the callings you have.
You have to prepare to teach your Sunday School class while making sure your kids are fed while making sure you complete your project at work while making sure you’re doing your devotions.
Your life is like a taco. You can’t just focus on making sure one ingredient is really good but leaving other ingredients out on the counter getting all soggy and mushy. Cause when you finally put your taco together, it’ll taste like New Jersey.
Your life is the same way. You can’t just leave some callings alone getting all gross… you have to take care of all of them, or else you become a disgusting taco.
Now assuming that you indeed have figured out your God given callings through scripture… how do you decide which callings take priority at certain times? How do you decide how much time to spend on one verses another?
Something else to understand is that many callings are not permanent. You’ll have them for a season, then it either ends or changes into a new one.
Let’s say God wants you to be a pastor, but right now you’re 15 years old. Your calling right now is to be in high school. That calling will end and then you’re called to go to some seminary. Then that ends, then you’re called to assistant pastor at some church. Then that calling ends, then you’re hired to be the head pastor at some other church.
Just in that one example one calling ended and gave rise to another one. But let’s say you got married when you were in seminary, well your calling to be in seminary might end, but your calling to be a good husband still sticks with you.
You have to manage your callings to be within God’s Will.
And you need wisdom to do that.
Wisdom… to be the best taco you can be!
PR 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heartand lean not on your own understanding;
PR 3:6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
PR 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
PR 3:13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom,the man who gains understanding,
PR 3:14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
Today’s Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness, faithfulness to manage all your callings.
Take time to pray: Ask for wisdom to manage all your callings.