Can you answer Your Calling?
Do you have a calling?
Are you like me and at times believe this calling is some esoteric, “aha” moment awaiting recognition?
As if, all future plans and actions will hinge on this one recognizable time when it all becomes crystal clear, as the calling emerges from the clouds of indecision. And if I fail to recognize this calling, Heavens will part and Angels will descend in order to grab my attention so that I don’t miss it.
Don’t get me wrong. I believe we all do have a calling, but I read something this weekend that changed my view about what I thought a calling represented.
I had been the type, perhaps not waiting the Heavens to part, but I always thought there would be some sign or signal, something subtle, along the lines “Kim, this is your calling. Follow it.” on a billboard or something.
What I read, though, made me stop and reconsider – perhaps we are being called, almost as directly as a billboard posting, in our day- to- day lives. What if you are being directly called to do something on this physical plane and you know you are being called, because the calling is what is actually happening?
People are calling on you now to do certain things, aren’t they? Perhaps it is a child who needs a highly engaged parent, perhaps you are asked to be a leader at work and people constantly seek your advice, perhaps you are called upon to keep a fragmented family in some semblance of togetherness. Maybe you are the strong support system your spouse desperately needs.
Perhaps you are the voice of reason and strength in the midst of the horrors of life. Maybe people call you to organize events, ask your expertise about diet and exercise, lean upon you because of your endless strength. Or perhaps it comes in the form a blog request or a needed response to something you posted.
You answer these calls in a thousand and one ways throughout your day, demonstrating your gifts of grace and awareness. And I do believe the Heavens rejoice. You have been called upon in this life, literally,and you have answered.
What if this life, this moment, is the calling you have sought, right before your eyes?