Friday, September 02, 2005

What Are You Called to Do?

What are you called to do? This question that has perplexed individuals for ages. Are we called to be missionaries? Accountants? Parents? Servants of God? Musicians? People who just enjoy life? A little bit of all of the above?

Trying to figure out the exact answer to that question can be a little bit like trying to dismantle a time bomb having only had experience with Lego construction. Still, there’s something innate within each of us that yearns for the answer to that question. We read books, attend seminars on purpose, discuss it at length. But when it all comes out with the wash, we’re right back where we started, questioning the meaning of our existence and hoping it’s not just “42.”

As an author, I’ve contemplated this many times, knowing with every beat of my heart that I’m called to be a writer. When I sit down to write, there’s an energy that flows through my veins that is unmistakable. Of course, the same thing happens when I’m eating McDonald’s fries, so what do I know. Because also being married and having a child, I know that before I’m called to be a writer I’m called to be a husband and father. And before that I’m called to be a servant of God. So maybe it’s a matter of priorities.

I don’t know if mankind will ever discover the answer to this question on their own. Fortunately, the Apostle Paul has the answer to this question for us:

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Now there’s a calling.

2 comments:

Tricia Goyer said...

Chris,

I really enjoyed your comments. Thanks so much!

Christopher Maselli said...

Hey, I'm here for ya! :)