Confession Part 2: My Calling
Early in my life in Christ people started to identify the call on my life but what they were saying wasn’t new to me. Early in life my mom told me that I would be a “lawyer or a pastor”. To say that she sure knew her child would be an understatement. When I went off to K-State (the greatest school on earth) I wanted to become a lawyer and after coming to Christ my passion and calling pointed directly towards pastor. I say all of this to confess:
I am completely and totally unnerved by the gravity of my calling and its implications.
I take seriously the warnings that the Bible gives to those who teach in the Church and and behalf of one who saves us (cf. James 3:1, 1 Timothy 1: 6 – 7). Please don’t get me wrong, this does not nor will not stop me. Honestly, I am scared for people that I run into that take this calling so lightly. I here people ask why be in school don’t you just preach or you could be a male Oprah! When I hear these assertions I shutter deeply and my heart becomes saddened that this calling has become merely celebrity or some type of character.
I am now in school to begin the process of working out this call in my life but even writing this I’m freaked. In all of my studies I want to do one thing and one thing alone…… preach Christ and Him glorified. If that is done then I’ve done what I was placed on this earth to do.
Question: What is your calling and what are you doing about it?