Yay! It’s the first day of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes :: 2015 Edition!

Welcome! I’m thrilled that you’re here, and so excited to embark on this challenge with you!

Every day in October, we’re writing for five minutes flat on these prompts, chosen by Heading Home blog readers! 

 

october

 

Our first prompt for the month is:

 

calling

Ready? GO.

 

No offense, but sometimes I think we can be a little too preoccupied with the whole idea of “calling.”

We can dwell on it so much and for so long that we fail to live out our calling altogether.

When I was in student ministry, this was one of the main themes that dominated conversations: “What’s my calling? What am I supposed to do with my life?”

Making decisions can be agonizing, especially big ones that will alter the course of one’s life.

But in lingering and wavering between options without actually doing anything, aren’t we missing our calling completely?

I think we make it much more complicated than it needs to be.

If we are believers in Christ, our calling is simple: To love the Lord our God with all our hearts, minds, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Paul spells it out for us in Ephesians 4:1 —

“As a prisoner of the Lord, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”

What is that calling?

To follow Jesus.

“Follow him where?” you may ask.

Follow Him wherever He leads. Dig deep into His Word, bathe yourself in prayer, tune your heart to sing His praise.

Cling to the truth of His promises: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Maybe you’re in the midst of needing to make a big decision. Maybe you feel like your life has no purpose. Maybe you’re knee deep in dirty diapers and burp cloths covered in spit up.

Don’t despair.

Our one true calling is to serve the One who is daily calling us home.

STOP.

 

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