How does one find out what their calling, their vocation, or their destiny is?
This is a question I battled with and sometimes still battle with.
It is quite a journey and for me it has been hard and it has taken me over 8 years to put – some of it – together. In the beginning, it was blurry. I just knew what page God was on in my book of life and destiny and where in the future he was calling from.
But, like Father Abraham, I had no idea what to do, where to go, or how to go about it. It was a cold call – cold turkey.
My journey has been about learning the nuances of “God’s call to us” and sharing the process. It has involved stepping out of myself to see the work and the hand of the divine working on myself while doing life myself.
It now involves sharing what I have experienced to be the MOST IMPORTANT pieces to keep in mind or work with in order to help friends, family, and others make that practical shift and take action not on their own, but as a community.
That’s why I started this blog.
Recently, while listening to Rabbi Sacks discussing a weekly bible portion on Leviticus, he shared some thoughts and clues to identifying your vocation which I thought was awesome. I saw myself in the process. In his article, he quoted the late Michael Novak in, Business as a Calling: work and the examined life, shared these four characteristics to identifying your calling:
First – it is unique to you.
Second – you have the talent for it.
Third – it is something which, when you do it, gives you a sense of enjoyment and renewed energy.
Fourth – do not expect it to reveal itself immediately. You may have to follow many paths that turn out to be false before you find the true one.
*Does this give you any idea as to what your calling is? Does it clue you in? What came to your mind when you read this? I hope at the very least, it helps you.
Next, I will post on the difference between what you are good at, what you do, and what you are called to do.
Until next time, I wish you good health and prosperity.
Keep it 100
One love, One Spirit
- Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, The Call (Vayikra 5778), Rabbisacks.org