Tag: youth

Your Calling vs. Your Mission

A calling is a vocation, something other, from your day job or what you do everyday. A calling is God’s call to you from the future. He is already there, sees you as He knows you are capable of becoming if you say – yes – to his ultimate adventure.

It means in your “book of destiny”, God is on Page 898 and seeing you at page 127 is saying to at Page 127,

Hey there! I know you don’t know me or know what will happen in your life. But, if you focus on this mighty task which I would like for you to consider pursuing in additional to all your other responsibilities and life in general, and if you calibrate your compass to follow this divine map, you’ll meet me on page 898 in the future. Along the way, you will experience me, meet or get to know my Son, and receive help from my Spirit. Are you in?”

When God calls you, it means you are not there yet. You are not that person yet. You are not “it” yet. It means you have a ways to go. But, here’s the sad thing –

Your calling can remain only that – a calling – if you don’t turn that calling into a mission. That’s when things change. It depends on your perception

When God calls you, that’s it – He calls you – to a possibly remarkable future or personal experience of knowing His capabilities. You can talk about it, rejoice over it, write about it….but until you start “seeing that calling as a personal mission” you risk letting your calling remain a calling.

Yes, you have a calling. But, if you see each and every day as an opportunity to live that calling to the fullest; if you see every day as an opportunity to perform a single tasks that fulfills the potential of that calling – things shift.

Don’ t worry about the provision, big meetings, divine connections, and big break that may happen down the line. God will provide. He’ll make a way. Like me, you may feel jealous. You may be tempted to judge yourself by likes, follows, and so on. But, keep your cool. Be relentless in your mission.

Even if you feel like you want it to be all about the money, do what you can about this mission until what you do becomes a part of you and subsequently has little to do with wanting money, fame, or resources

Each day, find an opportunity to bless, empower, inspire, lift…up a soul with the little you have. Words can heal the world…of someone or a homeland. Start with that. Daily Instagram posts or positive Facebook updates is a good start.

Phone calls, sms’s, letters, reports…are other forms. Asking questions, suggestions, feedback, seeking help, or attempting to tryout for opportunities you may be qualified or under qualified for is another start. Have faith. Take the risk! Its worth it.

A calling is from God and calls you to the future. When you turn it into a mission, something you can act upon daily with baby steps,  it becomes personal. You own it. It becomes a personal responsibility and makes you an active co-author of your destiny.

If you have learned the basics of something or in some way have overcome in life, love, laughter, wisdom, beauty, Anorexia, business, politics…then you know enough to start filling the void in our young, a void left by the absence of parents, the arrogance of elites, and the ignorance of those insisting on maintaining unhelpful bureaucratic systems.

Improving the world around us comes before perfecting our own inner world ~ Mendel Kalmenson.

Did you notice the twist in that quote? I’ll share that later.

Until then….

Turn your lifelong calling (from heaven) into a mission which you observe to do daily with baby steps in the right direction. Start with a word, a positive phrase, a blessing, a gift, a message, a phone call, a sentence, an application, a business plan….! Just do it!

Again – anything that needs to be done should be done right away.



Keep it real, keep it simple

One love, One Spirit

Life is NOT full of surprises, YOU ARE!


The Four Way Test

Listen! You are light and you are life. You cannot be hidden. Bloom! Shine!

Jesus said that “You are the light of the world” and “A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.”

If the light of the world lives in you, that makes you light too. If the one called wonderful dwells in you, that makes you wonderful too. But –

So what? How does it help your people and the community that you are life, light, and wonderful?

Continue reading “The Four Way Test”


Making decisions is a humbling process, especially if they’re are BIG. Great leaders (Churchill, MLK, Gandhi, Mandela) all had to do it. For it’s in the moment of decision that our destiny is shaped!

You are a great leader. But you have to make big decisions to become great ~ Ish’mael (Destiny Class)

1.) Interestingly, BIG decisions come with equal part sense of EXCITEMENT and TERROR. Like making a big investment, proposing to a loved one, moving to a new city or starting a new venture.

It’s hard to be INDIFFERENT when making these big decisions. If you are truly indifferent, then the decision is probably not big enough. Continue reading “BIG DECISIONS”