Fulfil Your Calling

So , then, this is my appeal to you- yes,its me, the prisoner of the Lord! You must live up to the calling you received

Ephesians 4.1

There is a particular ‘work’ which you have been called to do while you are here on earth and it may not be your current vocation.  God does not just call a few people like those who work in churches or on the mission field. He calls people to work in all areas of life:  health, politics, law, services, media, arts, entertainment, sports, hospitality, construction, catering, home making, education and business to name but a few. These are known as ‘market place ministries’. Consider this, the majority of Christians work in the market place. Yet many do not know what they have been called to do, what they were put on this earth for. Yes, they are saved but life is not as fulfilling as they would like it to be.

When you carry out your calling, you will find that you enjoy the work you do. That is how God made you. He gave you  talents,  and when you were born again you were endowed with spiritual gifts. Your talents are what you are naturally good at. What you enjoy doing.

Do you know what your ‘work’ or calling is? It may not be obvious to you now but you do have one. Do you know what your talents are? Talents could be anything from writing music, singing, writing books, painting, building, fashion design, imparting knowledge to large groups of people, working with numbers, relating well with people, the list could go on. I am sure you can think of others. Are you using them?

We all know the parable of the talents, when Jesus talks about each servant having different talents they are to use. Talents are God given and they come naturally. A talent is an ability that is easy to perform and it is enjoyable. It doesn’t have to be learnt. When you use your talents to bless others you are operating in your calling. Ideally, this is what you should be doing in your day to day vocation, ministry or job. So are you using your talents? Do you know what your talents are? Talents can be playing music, a flair for organising events,  talking easily to people, an ease at talking in front of people, coming up with new recipes for different meals, writing stories, making furniture, coming up with new ideas to make money, the list is endless. It is anything a person enjoys doing that produces results and blesses others.

When you use your talents  you will feel more positive about life and enjoy serving God.

If you know what your talents and interests are and you are using them in your vocation, whether it is within ministry or in the marketplace,  you are truly blessed.

If you do not know what your talents are , I would like to encourage you to answer the questions below and see if they help. Questions are a good way of encouraging your thinking and getting answers.


• What do you love to do?

• When you were a child, what did you dream of becoming and why?

• What are some of your favourite hobbies?

• What are you naturally good at?

• What do your close family and friends tell you that you are good at?

• When you find yourself bored with your day job, what do you dream about doing instead?

• What is the thing that people admire most about you?

• What problems in others are you good at solving

• What do you do so well that people cannot determine whether you are working or playing?

• What sorts of problems would you like to solve?

• When you find yourself bored with your day job, what do you dream about doing instead?

• What is the thing that people admire most about you?

• What do you do so well that people cannot determine whether you are working or playing?

• What would you do with your life if you knew you could not fail?

• What needs can you see in society or in people that you can help solve and you would enjoy doing?