Why does my calling matter?

Psalm 139:16,

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

And Ecclesiastes 3:14 & 15,

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him. That which is has already been, and what is to be has already been; and God requires an account of what is past.

John Bevere points out that God has a plan for each individual that fits into Gods overall plan and we will be accountable for seeking Him and walking in obedience to that plan. If we go our own way, even if it’s a good way in our mind, we are walking in disobedience to God’s plan.

We are all called to win souls according to 2 Corinthians 5:18 and any that enter the kingdom because of our efforts either directly, personal witness, or indirectly, supporting evangelistic ministries or serving your church, are credited to our account. However the office of evangelist is different than our personal witness.

If you are called to be an accountant and you chose to be an evangelist, souls that enter the kingdom through those efforts will not be credited to your account. We all fit into the body according to God’s overall purpose (1 Corinthians 12:14-31) and God chooses where each one fits (1 Corinthians 12:18, 28). If you fulfill your calling to be an accountant you will receive credit for all of the souls that enter the kingdom by your indirect equipping of those who are called to be evangelists.

For example: Sarah is called to serve Reinhardt Bohnke and instead chooses to launch her own ministry and wins 3000 souls.

The 3000 will not be credited to her account. If she had served Reinhardt Bohnke her efforts would have increased the effectiveness of his ministry and added 6000 souls to the kingdom and the millions of souls won through that ministry would be credited to her account. Her choosing to go her own way diminishes the effectiveness of Gods overall plan.

Please do what’s necessary to hear the voice of God regarding your calling.

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Gary Trobee is a certified coach and a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders and their teams.