Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-9
"God did not direct His call to Isaiah- Isaiah overheard God saying "...who will go for us?" The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God's call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude," said Oswald Chambers.
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you," said Mother Teresa.
A person with a calling sees needs: a calling will begin as a concern. God's call will be call to meet human needs. Something will bother you about the way things are or the way things are headed. Now ask yourself the question: do you see the needs that are around you beyond your own family?
A person with a calling feels the needs: a person with a calling is consumed with the tension between what is and what could be. Anyone with a calling will tell you: this is not something that could be done, instead it is something that should be done. It is something that must happen. You are never used of God to bring blessing until God has opened your heart and made you feel deep sorrow about the needs around you. Weeping happens first and then vision follows.
A person with a calling shares the needs: planning before prayer never works in God's kingdom. Prayer helps you distinguish between a good idea and a God idea. Prayer: exalts God, admits sin, admits pride, reviews truth and requests help. A person with a calling shares the need with God and with God's people.
A person with a calling meets the need: God is looking for people who care: "Here am I, Lord send me." Ask yourself: am I willing to be a living sacrifice? Everyone ends up somewhere in life and few people end up somewhere on purpose. A calling provides the ability to find answers to problems. A calling from God will help you exceed your own abilities.