You are created on purpose, for a purpose—to love God and to have a destiny that impacts the lives of others. Here are 5 Biblical truths about your God-ordained calling, with some thoughts for personal reflection:

1. Your Calling is Where Your Dreams and God’s Intersect

Prophetic Calling‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Eph 2:10)

Deep in your personal DNA is the blueprint of your Creator. There is a dream—a vision for your future—on the Father’s heart for your life. This is your prophetic calling. Personal prophecy often taps into this.

Because of this pre-ordained destiny, there are desires that God places within you. You dream because He dreamed first. Sometimes, those dreams are dormant and they need to be discovered and stirred up.

What dream (vision and desire for your future) is the Holy Spirit stirring in your life at this time?

2. Courage Arises when Your Desire is to Make the King’s Dreams Come True

‘David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!” So the three mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David.’ (2 Sam 23:15-16a)

What distinguished King David’s ‘mighty men’ from all the others in his service? They lived for the King. Their dream was to serve him and make his dreams come true.

It was the warriors who were intimate with the King who heard the desire of his heart. These were the ones who rose up and performed great acts of bravery. The king’s dream and theirs were one and the same.

Be someone whose greatest desire is to make your Father’s dreams come true. Live for the King’s pleasure—and you will discover the greatest fulfilment of your prophetic calling possible.

3. Don’t let the Enemy Tempt you with a Counterfeit Calling

‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10)

A counterfeit prophetic vision appears real, but is a false and misleading picture of God’s purpose for our future.

For example, it can happen when we serve fear, selfish ambition, ease, or another person’s vision for our life. The distortion can be subtle and lead us unwittingly down the wrong path. We are serving something other than Jesus.

A counterfeit destiny satisfies the soul for a time, but there will always feel like there is something missing. You may be using your talents and gifts. You may be even be fulfilling some personal aspirations, but it’s not God’s highest call for your life. It’s not your prophetic calling.

Take time to check. Ask the Holy Spirit to align your heart and dreams with the dream God has for your life.

4. You Can’t Fulfil God’s Dream for Your Life in Your Own Strength

‘Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.’ (John 20:21-22)

The assignment God has for your life is always going to be greater than you can accomplish in your own strength. You cannot complete it alone. You need the empowering of the Holy Spirit—His Presence and enabling power.

God has provided His Spirit, and also everything that you need ahead of time by His command. (1 Kings 17:9)

So dream big. Don’t let fear and intimidation steal your prophetic calling and assignment for God. Let God enlarge your dreams. And instead of shrinking back, receive a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit for what is ahead.

5. Obedience is Costly, but the Reward is Priceless

‘…those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.’ (Rom 8:5b)

Pursuing God’s calling for your life will lead you to a series of intersections. You may be at one right now.

And at that intersection there is a price to pay. You can take the easy road, the road of comfort or indecision—and delay the fulfilment of God’s call on your life. Or you can take the high road of faithfulness and obedience.

Obedience is not about performing to a standard or following a set of rules. It is about aligning your life to the Person of the Holy Spirit.

This means dealing with issues of sin or attitudes that the Holy Spirit is bringing into the light. It means getting out of your comfort zone to follow God’s plan for your life and live for Him day by day. It means being available to God to help making the dreams of others come true.

Obedience may be costly, but the reward is priceless.

The prize is unity and intimacy with the Holy Spirit now. It is in the lives of people touched for eternity and a legacy to pass on to the next generation.

So go—live your dreams and in so doing, make the dreams of God for your life come true.

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© Helen Calder, Enliven Ministries – In the David McCracken Ministries Family


10 thoughts on “Your Calling: 5 Keys to Fulfilling God’s Dream For Your Life”

  1. Hi Helen,
    Your third point stirred something in me as I had a situation recently in relation to my job. I have been led in a particular direction in my job and an opportunity came up for me, but long term it would take me off the path God is leading me on and keep me stagnant. I had to decline, it was a great opportunity but not a God opportunity.
    I began to think about the temptation given to Jesus, Mtt 4:1-11. Jesus would often say I only do what my father is doing Jn 5:19. I believe it’s vital to remain on the path marked out for us.
    Blessings Helen.

    1. Hi David, yes I believe that in situations like you have experienced it is like Isaiah 30v21 mentions: ‘Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Holy Spirit is directing our paths and giving us the instinct as to which direction to go, cautioning when needed so we stay on God’s path for our lives. May you know God’s extraordinary grace on your work in this season.

  2. Thank you Helen! Once again you’ve hit the nail on the head! Fantastic teaching!
    This is exactly where I am … He’s calling me forward but the ‘counterfeit’ is so appealing (and acceptable in the eyes of some). We CAN wholeheartedly trust Him with our lives 🙂
    Thanks again.

  3. Wow! This is so timely Helen, God bless you indeed. HHHHHhhhhhhhmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…I’ve been trusting God for a confirmation of what I feel he has been leading me towards, though that does not seem to be where my hearts yearns to go, but each time I want to do/act differently, he kind of brings me back to that. You nailed it here : ” And at that intersection there is a price to pay. You can take the easy road, the road of comfort or indecision—and delay the fulfillment of God’s call on your life. Or you can take the high road of faithfulness and obedience. ” Thanks so much Helen. Believing God for more clarity later in Church today. Thanks so much and God bless you.

  4. please I want to know if I have God calling through my dreams always I see myself healing people and also raising death people this dreams comes repeatedly I start asking myself a question in my dreams I also discard peolpes heart digonise their disease and all so give them a solution to their problems a lot of different dreams has being coming pls I want know if am really in the right place with God please tell me Thanks and God blrss you ad you reply

    1. Hello Onyebuchi, what powerful dreams! If healing is a desire of your heart, trust the work of God in you and continue to pray and take small steps as God leads you.

  5. I hard an encounter with GOD since then I have being seeing myself performing so many miracles in my dreams and the more am asking question the stronger the dreams come off on and on i raise death people heal the sick and discern people and it happens in all my dream I see myself prophecies to people and God giving them a solutions to thire problems so please tell me what God me to do

    1. Hie Oko,
      Your dreams are simply telling you God’s plan in your life. That you have been chosen to heal deliver and raise the dead. It might be not now but it shall come to pass.

  6. In my dream three days ago, i saw nice looking gentleman with white neat dress making delivances or playing and the place is so confortable so i shout hmm here is prencess God when i look back i saw an offering bow and shells which are full of bible( those use by johoval witness)and istarted crying saying you have seen me God, you have pass by me, am big you have been heal for seeing me today you will do my work, you will, see what is hidding, heal multiples,your eyes shall see, ears have been opend, people shall hear you all over the area you will travell to many places to do my work to give my name grory because all this are given you free : hearing, sighting, hearing,and singing then it took me up and said i have finished and it took me up on my feet turing round and fall down heavy. so please any adivice

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