Biblical Q&A: How Do I Know God’s Calling For My Life?



Edward asks:

I just want to know how would somebody know that he has the calling for God upon his life?

Thank you for your question


First of all, we need to recognize God’s voice. By reading the Scriptures you will get acquainted with God’s character and the things that He likes and dislikes. We must be vigilant because Satan can also speak to us or even one’s flesh/desires, so knowing the difference is essential. God has a calling for all believers, the closer we are to the Lord, the clearer we can hear Him and distinguish who is speaking to us.

John 10:4-10

4 When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice. 5 They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don’t recognize the voice of strangers.”

6 Jesus gave them this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.

7 So Jesus said again, “I assure you: I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.

In verse 4, only the sheep (believers) can recognize Jesus’ voice and verse 9 tells you why. Because of the Holy Spirit indwelling a person (saved) can they know the difference between the Lord’s voice and Satan’s. The more we dig deeper into the Word of God, the better our hearing becomes.

Do you want to know what God’s will is for your life? If the answer is yes, then knowing what God has already revealed in Scripture for all His children to follow must first take place before He will reveal the one that is specifically tailored for you.

God’s calling that’s tailored for a person

All Christians have different callings… 

  • Pastor
  • Street Preacher
  • Helper (all kinds)
  • Financial Supporter (generously) 
  • Speaker 
  • Greeter at church
  • Prayer Warrior
  • Visiting the elderly, and the sick
  • Giving out tracts

but the same goal, bringing people to Christ.


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