Written By Eddie Vines
Eddie Vines is a former Jefferson county Judge and currently serves as President of Faith Fortress Ministries
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
When Christians speak of a “calling” from God, we are often referring to a profound and powerful experience where God impels us toward vocational Christian service. Pastors and missionaries, for instance, are often said to have responded to this call. Our focal verse is often used to inspire Christians toward special service.
On a more basic level, it is important that we realize that God first calls all human beings to repentance, and beyond that, has specific plans and expectations for every person. He has called each and every one of us to holiness, He has called us to spread the gospel around the world, and he calls upon each Christian to use his or her unique gifts to be positive influencers of the culture around them.
12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For [m]by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
God has endowed every Christian with various gifts, talents and experiences and he places us in circumstances where we are expected to use them. Each individual Christian has a unique purpose and place in God’s plan. When the various parts of the human body work together in harmony, man is able to achieve much in the natural world. When the different parts of the body of Christ work together the results are both great and eternal. What is your calling?