What is God Calling YOU to do? | Biblical Insight for Career and Ministry
The recent emergence of online universities, fuel-efficient vehicles, and mass transportation have opened so many doors for this generation. Today in the 21st century versus just 20 years ago, the phrase “You can do anything if you put your mind to it” is becoming even more of a reality. With so much opportunity and so many options, we may find ourselves wondering now more than ever, “What is God calling me to do?”
Turning to 1 Samuel chapter 16 (NIV), God has spoken some insight to me on his calling for our lives. As this chapter starts out, we see that the Lord was talking to Samuel and hear that the previous king of Israel, Saul, has been rejected by the Lord due to his disobedience –in essence. So Israel needed a new king. God told Samuel that this king was to be one of the sons of Jesse of Bethlehem. His instructions were, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate” (verses 2b-3).