Some of you may be wondering about your personal calling in life. Being married or not being married can indeed be a calling. So can having children or having no children, working outside the home or being a full-time mom, traveling on a job or staying in an office, working out of your home or being president of something, sewing drapes, cooking at the school cafeteria, finding a cure for cancer, or creating a better meat thermometer. Dare I say, your calling in life lies not in what you do but in who you are?
Remember this. Scripture says God created us for the express purpose of giving himself the joy of loving us. In being loved, we return that love. That is who we are: persons loved by God. When we return his love, we do it in a spirit of response that produces service to him. That is what our relationship with him is all about. If we do things for God because we are trying to pay him back, we miss the point of the relationship. We are not asked to earn the relationship; we are asked to receive the relationship.
So what is the call for each of our lives? To receive God’s love and return God’s love. We can experience that in everything we do.
Excerpted from Love Me, Never Leave Me © 2008 by Marilyn Meberg. Published in Nashville, TN by Thomas Nelson. Used with permission. All rights reserved.