Seminarian Chuck Terpstra introduced this topic for us. He pointed out that our calling is a spiritual calling. Whether it be as a homemaker, banker, business man, minister, or any kind of job that a child of God feels he/she should do.
We must put a lot of thought into what we decide to become. After all, we as children of God must do all to the glory of God.
We are also held responsible for our talents: we must use them to the best of our ability.
How do we know what our calling is? We must talk and be open with parents, teachers, ministers, and even friends, to help us see what God has chosen for us. We should direct the choice of our high-school classes in the field that we feel called.
During our discussion after the speech I realized how serious we must be about our future. It’s embarrassing to think of all of the time I’ve wasted thinking about what I wanted to do, or what I thought would be an interesting occupation. How quickly we forget that we are different from the world. The world seeks his/her life’s job on the basis of how much money they can get with as little work as possible, or on what they want.
How then should we prepare ourselves? Proverbs 1:7-9 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the laws of thy mother: for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.”
What a privilege it is to be able to attend a Christian school where my teachers are concerned about my future, where I can have Christian fellowship with my classmates. My teachers don’t try to brainwash me with false ideas. In each of my classes I am constantly brought back to the Bible, and God’s perfect plan for His chosen people.
As part of His perfect plan we should be careful, giving thought and spending much time in prayer to the Giver and Sustainer of Life.