Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.–Ephesians 4:1 (NLT)
You have been called….for right now. A good number of people think that callings are far off things. Or maybe you think callings are only for people going into full-time ministry. That is simply not the case. Callings are for everyone. Callings are for right now. Paul does not say, “I beg you to look forward to leading a life worthy of your calling.” He also does not say, “I beg you pastors to lead a life worthy of your calling.” There is no specificity as to who he is addressing. In fact, this starts a section on Unity in the Body.
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. 4 For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.
Would you say the rest of that paragraph only applies to pastors or for some distant future date? No! It is for now. It is for everyone! You have a calling. You have been called. A calling is not something you create, it is something you discover and pursue.
Do you know what your calling is? Are you living a life worthy of your calling? You are the only person perfectly equipped to fulfill your God-given calling.