“When we think of someone pursuing a calling, we often picture a person who has it all together, someone who knows from the beginning what they were born to do.

They have a plan.

A person hears from God and becomes a priest. A professional athlete who grew up kicking a ball around the yard becomes a world-class soccer player. We picture someone who just knew what they were supposed to do with their lives and, at the right time, did it.

But a calling doesn’t always work like that. Sometimes, perhaps often, it is messy.”


~ Jeff Goins

Written by Wayne

Wayne is a husband, father, avid reader and writer, and youth minister who happens to believe that Jesus is central to every aspect of life…the individual, family, society, government, philosophy, the arts…and everything in between. He’s committed to challenging preconceived notions about what it means to follow Jesus, and seeks to engage the culture instead of running from it.


  1. So true.. Even then, how many of those people had second thoughts? Finding calling is very important, but far from easy. God created us with specific gifts to serve others (I Peter 4:10), but those are not always clear.

  2. And if we don’t need His guidance, we just might begin to think we don’t need him for anything. Sometimes I think God almost likes it when we think too highly of ourselves, so that He can show just who he is.

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