Calling, or you could even say vision, is so important in your life. It points to why you’re here on the earth, and looks to how your life will make an eternal impact, not just an earthly one. Ephesians 2:10 is so powerful in this: “For we are his workmanship (masterpiece), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Even before we were made, we were created for our calling or “good works.” Even more, we were created for good works in Christ Jesus, in partnership with him. Also immensely important to see what comes first; that we are his masterpiece!
This is why I believe the enemy works so hard to get us to doubt our calling. If he can get us to doubt it, we’ll never fully walk in it because we’re not even sure if it’s for us or not. When we doubt we become afraid to go after it: we fear rejection, that we’re not capable, or fear that we’re being prideful to be so confident in our calling. Confidence and arrogance can often look the same initially.
So what do we do about it? Humbly declare your belief. Take your calling, the words spoken over your life, the scriptures God has highlighted to you, and declare them over your life. Not with arrogance, but with confidence. “Lord, this is your calling over my life, this is what you made me for, that ‘I should walk in it!'” Paul thought this was very important: “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience…” (Eph 4).
For Paul (and Jesus, of course), it is crucial that we all walk in our calling, what we were made for. What’s your calling? Do you doubt it? Who do you think is the author of that doubt? You’re God’s masterpiece, and you were made to for great things here on earth!