Why is becoming secure in our own calling important? When I get a sense of security in my own calling or ministry, I’m happy with who I am, what I am, what I do, and how I do it. I don’t obsess about what everyone thinks or says. I’m freed up from the opinions of others. I don’t worry about what everyone else is doing as much as I’m concerned about becoming the person I’m meant to be and leading the ministry God has entrusted to me—for this season I’m running the race marked uniquely for me.
What does it mean to be secure in our calling?
It means we’re comfortable with who we are and where we are in our lives and ministries. It means we’re comfortable with the talents and skills we have and the ones we don’t.
It means we’re freed up to run the race marked uniquely for us.
However, most of us are more insecure than we’d like to admit. How can we know if we’re secure in our calling? Here are three ways:
If we’re not secure in our calling, we’ll compare
Does it bother you when others prosper in their callings or ministries? Or when they seem to be blessed more than you? Does it bother you when things appear to come easier for others? Or when they have something you don’t?
All of these are signs of our own insecurity with who we are and what we have. Here’s the truth: We aren’t responsible for what we can’t do and don’t have. We are 100 percent responsible for what we can do.
When we spend as much or more time looking at what everyone else is doing as we do on our own growth and health, it can be a sign of insecurity.
If we’re not secure in our calling, we’ll criticize
Misery loves company. Hurt people hurt people. Insecure people like to bring others down.
If we’re hypercritical about other people, ministries, or another company, we should first examine ourselves.