Your Calling by Penny Chavers

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance . . .

What is your calling?  Do you know?  We were all created with some sort of purpose.  God put in each one of us a calling (see I Corinthians 7:20: Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called; and Ephesians 4:4: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling).  Like it says “let every man” abide in his calling — not one, not some, but every man (or person).

It is up to us whether or not we fulfill that calling though.  He will not force His will upon us.  He gave us freewill but He never changes His mind about our calling as Romans 11:29 says:  For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.  He did not call us according to our own wisdom or stature.  In I Corinthians 1:26, it says: For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.  He doesn’t need those who are stuck on themselves.  He wants those who will be humble because pride goes before a fall, which is what Lucifer did.

Our calling is not for our purpose but for God’s and it is a holy calling (2 Timothy 1:9: who has saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began).  He knew us before we were even born and He knew exactly what He wanted each of us to do.

He wants us to seek Him and search out our calling.  We do that through prayer and reading His Word (2 Peter 1:10: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall; Ephesians 1:18: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints).