Your Unique Calling

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Amos was not by nature a prophet. He was not born into a priestly family. He did not spend years training to be a minister, and was not an advisor to the kings, generals, or other leaders of the Kingdom. Instead, he was a “shepherd.”

But he was no ordinary shepherd, like David, who spent time in the fields with the sheep. He had even more special skills. In contrast, the Hebrew word used to describe him suggests that Amos was more of an owner or manager. A businessman or breeder.

This may have seemed like a strange background for a prophet. But this was how God trained him. The unique background helped to make his ministry unusually fresh, unbiased, and focused, and prepared him for the specific work God wanted him to do.

The Bible describes many ways God trains and equips His servant to accomplish His purposes. We see this in Amos but also with many others. He prepared Peter, James and John by being fishermen. He prepared Luke to serve Him through a career in medicine. Matthew was called to be among Jesus’ Twelve Disciples even though he was a tax collector.

In fact, the Bible reminds us that each of us is special in God’s sight. Each person is different, and God has a unique ministry for everyone. And, He specifically prepares and equips us for our calling.

Today, remember that God has a special calling for you. He has given you unique gifts and talents. He has allowed you to go through unique experiences. He has given you unique burdens and interests. Don’t question God, or doubt His love for you. Instead, seek to obey Him, follow His leading, and cooperate with Him. Seek to be faithful in every task He gives you. Trust in Him.