You are called. I am called. God calls us. God's call is like a telephone
that rings all the time, while we, being human as we are, often say, "Father,
I'd rather do it myself." But God is not saying that we should become
pietistic automatons; God is saying, "Give up your agendas and take
For most who worship God and want to follow, vocation has to do with "blooming
where you are planted." It has to do with being God's person more
and more, being for others a resting place, a listening ear, a worker
for those who are in need, a volunteer who seeks to follow Jesus by increasing
the amount of goodness and mercy and kindness in the world or reducing
the amount of evil and pain.
each of us with the only true authority for our lives. God calls us to
new life each day; God calls us to victorious living when pain and evil
spirits threaten to undo us. And above all, God calls us to be useful
to God by helping others whenever and however we are, by the Grace of
God, able to do that.
--from the sermon "You are Called"
by the Rev. William A. Kolb
the sermon in its entirety.