Words often carry different shades of meaning. Here’s a good example: the word “calling” can be used as either a noun or a verb.
If I said, “your mother is calling,” the word “calling” takes on a verb form and it means “to beckon orally.”
But if I said, “you have found your calling,” what exactly does that mean?
In the last sentence, the word “calling” is used as an abstract noun. So what is your calling?
What work or activity do you really enjoy doing? What work or activity brings joy to your life? What job, business or work makes you excited about waking up in the morning, and makes you sleep like a log at night? This might very well be your “calling” in life.
People often have a hard time finding their calling. That is because people tend to forsake what they love and enjoy doing for something that seems more financially promising. But, as the old saying goes, it is better to “love what you do.”
God made everyone for a special purpose. For example, he made someone to climb the coconut tree, someone to peel the coconut, someone to cut the coconut tree down, someone to shred the branches into brooms, etc.
Not everyone is “cut out” for the same type of work. That is why there are people of all different body types, heights and skills. Never feel superior to someone or insult someone because they can’t do the same things you can. Remember that that person might very well beat you in another game.
When you find your calling, you find your “passion.” You do what you love. You will find it easy, fun and enjoyable to do. You will find that you don’t get tired easily doing this type of work. You will find that you amaze and inspire people, and that you’re complimented often. You will also find yourself earning enough money. When you find all these things, you know that you have found your “calling.”
I find that I really enjoy teaching and writing. And you, what’s your calling?