I believe we all have a calling. Something we are meant to do. Something greater than just going about our days feeling something is missing but not knowing what. I believe we all have a special something that were placed in us to make the world better for someone else.
A personal story
When I was a child there were many times when I should have been afraid. When I should have cried or just accepted the situation.
I did not. I don’t remember crying, I remember surviving.
I may have cried occasionally, mostly because I fell off my bicycle when trying to learn how to ride. I fell off because I couldn’t balance properly– I needed glasses and a few surgeries to correct my eyesight.
Instead I resisted the pain. I refused to be told what to do, to accept the situation.
Instead of being told what to do and accept it I planned and ran away. Literally.
You see I spent some time at a orphanage, twice. And the second time I did everything that I could to escape. I didn’t know what to do after I had escaped but the important thing was to escape. I planned it all strategically. And I even succeeded a few times, until they found me that is.
When I think of that little 7 year old girl who wasn’t afraid of anything one word comes to me: COURAGE.
It takes courage to go on, to fight back. To rise again after we hit the ground. And believe me I’ve been there many times.
And that is what it takes to follow your calling. Courage to go on when the mean voice inside of you start talking you out of it. And you have it too. Believe me it is there, right inside of you. Just take a step forward and you will see.
Or what about the time when I decided to move across the world to a country I hardly knew the capital of? Was I afraid? No, because I knew that I’d be alright.
The above is just a tiny fraction of what life has given me. But I believe that because of all the set backs I am who I am today.
Understanding your calling
Your calling is that thing that keeps coming back to you. That gives you those happy fuzzy feelings, that excites you. That you gladly do without asking for a thing back. That you do so naturally without even thinking of it. We all have a calling. It lies there inside of us and just waits for us to open the box a little so it can come out. Each time we open the magic box a ray of light quickly finds it way to our hearts. It desperately wants to break out.
But sometimes our calling can make us afraid. Resistance start haunting us. Fear speak up. And even though we have no problem jumping off a cliff, approaching our calling paralyzes us.
Because we so badly want to use our calling. Even if we aren’t sure of what exactly it is or how to use it fully.
C O U R A G E
Look inside of yourself. Take a moment and close your eyes and think about what you enjoy the most in life. What is it that makes you feel happy, refreshed, lighthearted?
How are you serving others with your calling?
Don’t be afraid. Run.
The below song is a remix of Nause’s song Made of, even though it is a bit repetitive I get a lot of energy listening to it. It’s sung by Swedish singer Amanda Fondell, a girl with a special voice.
I am a carer. I am a helper. I care for and help people. I love it. It’s what makes me happy. I see possibilities in people. I encourage them to go after what they dream about. I love being their greatest supporter who cheers on them.
But I do it all with love and logic. I tell it to you straight, I don’t cheer on things I don’t believe in. Sometimes I wish I could tell a lie but truth is I simply suck at it, I could’t lie to save my own life I think. Honesty haunts me all the time.
My calling comes in different shapes and forms. Graphic design, coaching, web design, planning. But they all connect with my calling – to help people make the most of themselves. To not be afraid of their calling.
I love it when I talk to someone and can help them see clear and gain clarity of what they are meant to do. How they are special and how to pursuit their passions and callings. When I can help them take one tiny step forward.
The questions I often want to ask is: How does that make you feel?
But I don’t always ask, because the person is not ready to answer.
It frustrates me deeply when I cannot get through to the person I am talking to. When the barricade is too strong and high and they are so low down they have shut off.
But I continue.
I continue to encourage, to lend a hand, to be there, to motivate. Again and again and again…
Because that is my calling.
Have you found your calling? Are you using it or resisting?
How does it make you feel? Tell me below.
–Still not sure how to use your unique talents? Unleash a part of your calling here.