#AskLS: What is my calling/purpose?
Q:How do I know my calling or my purpose? Is there a difference between the two?
A: The word “calling and purpose” are often used interchangeably.
It is important to note that every call of God is first to fulfil God’s sovereign will and that will is what He has spread across all believers in the form of an individual assignment or purpose. Without an assignment/purpose there would be no need for a call.
In order to fulfil our purpose in life which ultimately links to fulfilling God’s sovereign will, God calls us into various ministries and missions.
There are different ways of finding out what purpose you have been called to fulfil. My mentor once said “as you increase in spiritual maturity your ability to discern purpose and your call to fulfil it becomes clearer”. One practical way of discovering your purpose is first to identify the areas that God has given you grace, capability and passion and to then discern the needs around you that these 3 can address.
In some situations you might not necessarily be the most skilful or talented in a particular area but even in those situations, God always gives enough grace to get the job done.
Another way of finding your purpose/calling is through committing yourself to thorough and effective discipleship. A good example is the case of the disciples who came into their call through tutelage, apprenticeship and practice. 2 Tim 2:15 – Study to show thyself approved unto to GOD, a workman that needed not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Bukunmi Leads the Response UK and The Midlands Hub. He recognises and embraces a call of God to mobilise and prepare the next generation to respond to the spiritual needs of their nation, influence a culture change and impact their sphere of influence. Bukunmi is married to Jumoke and they reside in Warwickshire, West Midlands.
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