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BEING CALLED IS AN INVITATION NOT A DEMAND TO SERVE

BEING CALLED IS AN INVITATION NOT A DEMAND TO SERVE


Being called is not only to preach the gospel but to serve. Therefore a calling can be for serving people just like a police officer or a firefighter. To be called is God laying claim to someone, and securing the right of ownership of them by having a spoken agreement that gives the person being called rights to the purpose for his or her calling, without others interfering. Can you be called by God and never preach, absolutely because preaching is not an ends to a means, where an action is carried out for the sole purpose of achieving something else. Because a calling is a phrase coming from the New Testament the word calling would be defined in Greek: κλῆσις, Transliteration: klēsis Pronunciation: klay'-sis, Definition: From a shorter form of G2564; an invitation (figuratively): - calling.


If a calling is an invitation the request can be turned down without consequences. How do I know this; because I turned down the invitation years ago to preach. A calling can be for preaching, teaching, policing and fire fighting. It is rendering a service to a fellow brother or sister. Is a calling a religion specific act or a God specific request? Neither. A calling can come from within because of experience or an educational background that meets the requirements. To be called and not prepping or preparing is self-asserting and being prepped and prepared and not called is self-actualizating. There are questions surrounding whether Jesse Jackson was called. There are questions whether Dr. Martin Luther King was called to preach; and if they were not they both came prepared by experiences and an educational background to serve.

But also remember a calling can be an invitation to leave a sinful act.