A few weeks ago, I was reading Genesis during my morning devotions and immediately paused at Genesis 12:1–4. As I read about Abram and the call of God on his life, I saw a lot of applications for the call to vocational ministry.

Here are three descriptions of the call of God from the life of Abram in Genesis 12:

  • From and to
  • Call and response
  • Local to global

When you think about God’s call on your life, remember that we don’t ultimately make the plans. God initiates the call, and we respond to it. God picks the places and the people. Our job is to obey. Responding to the call is the opposite of asking him to bless our vision or giving him a part of our plan.

I pray that each of us walk closely with God and listen intently as He directs our lives.