Spiritual Awakening: What is Your Calling?By Spiritual Awakening
Spiritual Awakening: What Is Your Calling?
A question I am often asked is JDOGG, How do I find my calling? I answer with by seeing what is bringing you joy in your life and bringing joy to others. In finding your calling their may be challenges like the one I had this month where I took a job at a local bowling center and after 10 days was let go and told that I wasn’t meeting the owners expectations. I took this as a sign that GOD had a better plan for me. After I clocked out and told a few people the phone rang and it was another bowling center seeking a volunteer coach. I took this as God’s way of telling me that I was not meant to be behind the counter of a bowling center handing out shoes, and ringing people up for their bowling, but that I was meant to use my gift and coach and thus create joy for myself and others. Eachtime I have left a job or been asked to leave a job I have realized it is one more brick on the path to finding my calling.
Finding your calling is an everyday path that we walk as we continue to look at how we are spending our day. One way to find your calling is to track your day and make notes about the things that you are doing and the feelings they evoke. If your activities are evoking thoughts of joy and love and you feel energized by them then they are part of your calling. Many times we are conflicted because we feel we should be doing something more however the constraints of our everyday existence get in the way. One lesson I have learned is that God(source) will provide and give you direction. On Saturday 5/12/12 I received a phone call from my collegue Ken Gordon who owns www.Ibuygold.tv to set up an appointment to sell my gold chain and a pendant. As I met with him we began to talk and I realized part of my calling is to help other people excel.Ken mentioned he was looking to host more gold parties and if I could help I would receive a commission on all referrals. This was God’s way of telling me JDOGG you know a lot of people that can benefit from Ken’s Services and by helping Ken get clients you will help yourself. I took the message and began to act on it. Part of my calling is to be of service and value to others and to help them excel.
Many times finding your calling can be as easy as lighting a candle and sitting quietly and asking God, Source, The Universe, or whatever you choose to call your spiritual guides the question what is my divine purpose at this time? Through out your life your calling may change. Your calling may go from being a elementary school teacher to becoming a corporate trainer as your calling is to teach people and help them become better personally and professionally and thus your audience changes over time. You may go from being an athlete to being a coach or an announcer as the divine plan is for you to pass your knowledge on to others and take the lessons from the sport you played to help others derive the joy that you did. Through out the course of your life you may do many different things that relate to your calling. The answer will come in many forms and when the answer comes be willing to embrace it and take action to further your calling.
Spiritual Awakening: Answering Your Calling Makes You a Hero
It is when you follow your calling that you truly become a hero to others. You become a hero because they see that you are doing what you were meant to do and creating a life that you want to lead and they are inspired by your actions and as a result they begin to find their calling. many times it is the smallest of gestures through our calling that makes us look like heroes in the eyes of others. Simply by being authentic and realizing that part of my calling is to make people smile I have been called a Honetown. A hero lies with each of us and answering the question What is Your Calling will help you to find that hero.
These two David Bowie videos illustrate the idea of changing and becoming a hero. The power to find your calling lies with you.
Spiritual Awakening: Calling Examples
Sara Doctofsky left her job as a sales rep with The South Florida Business Journal to follow her calling to help at risk youth reach their full potential. Sara founded The Professional You, which teaches young people about character, citizenship, and business. Sara’s dedication has led her to follow her calling and reach out to others so as to exhibit that service to humanity is the best work of life. www.theprofessionalyou.com
FairTrade Fashion Designs emerged from the idea that creating equal opportunities is the best way to combat poverty. Michael Wilcox’s passion for serving others and driven humanitarian spirit led to the founding of FairTrade Fashion Designs in 2010. When Michael was introduced to the people of Nepal, he immediately saw the importance of providing villages with adequate resources and education; he saw how crucial this was to their long-term economic stability.
FairTrade Fashion Designs creates work opportunities for the women of Nepal and aims to establish self-sufficient villages within the region. Each hand-made roll on bracelet is uniquely crafted to care by women who have become skilled artisans through our training program. The women of Nepal now have an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and provide for their children by creating beautiful, hand-made Roll on Bracelets made with the highest quality glass beads.
Purchase your roll-on bracelets and help change the lives of women and children in Nepal. You too can empower a village.
“Here I am Lord send me” Isaiah 6:8
Fair Trade Fashion Designs/Michael Wilcox 941-416-7645
Jake Ducey left college and journeyed half way around the world to follow his calling.
Author – “Into the Wind; My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life’s Purpose.” (release TBD)
“The Rise” Co-Author with New York Times Bestseller Greg Reid (release spring/summer 2012)
Jake’s mission is to inspire a new way of living and learning that empowers all beings, especially today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders to live a life of unlimited passion, power, and purpose. He knows nothing, except that we can accomplish anything we put our minds to. Interested in funding Jake’s mission/message/projects? Want to team up? Book him to speak?
As you begin to search for your calling assess what it is you enjoy doing, what you like to do, how you can monetize your calling, and how your calling will impact your life and the lives of others. Many times it is looking at what we are gifted at and that becomes our calling and through our calling we positively impact the world.
Now is your time to answer the question What is Your Calling?