One of the simplest definitions of a calling that I’ve heard is “that which just keeps calling”. Regardless of vocation or circumstances, something that just keeps popping in there. One of my biggest struggles has always been discerning God’s call. Music has always been a passion of mine and it’s that “thing” that is always there. Although I have a “real” job, I’ve always struggled wondering if I’ve ignored, or misinterpreted, God’s call? After playing in many secular bands over the years I eventually turned my music over to God. For a while, I was very prolific writing music for God. I started leading worship and felt I had it all figured out. I was making contacts and was very close to pursuing “Christian Music” as my vocation. Then the doubt set in. Who am I doing this for? God? Me? The way I see it, I have three choices. It is either God, Satan, or my own selfish desire. Which one is it? How can I be sure?
I ask these questions in a somewhat rhetorical tone, but discerning the will of God for our lives is something we all struggle with from time to time. We are to use scripture, prayer, Godly counsel, circumstance and other methods of discernment, but how do you know? Is it a lack of trust?
I stumbled upon this article that addresses the topic.
God, is that you?