Hi @Bearcat Can be a possibility, maybe by divine intervention.
“Jesus said to her, woman, what is that to you and to me? My time has not yet come.”
-From my own experience with help and encountering of the Holy Spirit you must go through the process and journey before you get an answer for your calling.
You have to spend time alone with yourself and the Holy Spirit to know yourself with the talents or God-given gift the Lord blessed you with. Read the Gospel’s and keep your eyes focused on Jesus.
Find your talent and God-given Gift to serve
Like the parable of the talents in
Matthew 25:14-15 “For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his property.
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, and one of each in proportion to his own ability. Then he departed and left the country.”
-When you read the rest of the verse from 16-29 you will find that two of them invested in there talent while one of them just buried it and did nothing to invest in it(talent). God has blessed us with Talents and God-given gifts for the sake of his kingdom, Once you have found your talent or God-given gifts through the help of the Holy Spirit. You will have to invest in it with the Word of God, Training in the ministry from spiritual leaders, books to read to refine your talent and gift always remember to consult the Holy Spirit while in the process preparing yourself for the call. It may take months or a year but the lord will speak to you directly in spirit to tell you when you are ready for your call, You must remember that the talent and gift is not what makes the best of you. It’s always the Christ in you. Now you will have to find your ”purpose” Which is your calling in this world to serve your talent or gift for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Now Jesus went to call fisherman as his disciples
Matthew 4:19 Then he said to them, “follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
-Like I said earlier keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, just like how he called his disciples to follow him and serve. Same as how he calls us now to serve. In order to serve you you must follow the example of Jesus and his disciples to find your calling where ever the lord will place you. As you can see it’s a journey and process where Jesus trains his disciples.
The “Will Of God”
saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
-The will of God is powerful! In calling sometimes we want God to do our will, In places we want to go and when should we start ministering or as you can say the fastest way to answer to your calling. What the Holy Spirit revealed to me it’s always the Will of God that comes to pass. You have to also “acknowledge” and have “obedience“ to the Will Of God. Once you ask for the Will of God it’s not going to be easy.
Matthew 16:24-26. 24“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his own soul?
-I’m 22 years old and I used to minister to youths in the Fiji Islands. Wasn’t easy faced situation where lost friends people talked behind my back but it was the process and the journey. Now I’m a resident in New Zealand I preparing myself reach out here and be a missionary by spread the Gospel to other countries. Once you get your calling going to have a shift in your life! But it will be amazing!
Just to sum up! The main thing is your personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. And your daily encounter with the Holy Spirit. Read the word of God, prayer, fasting and worship.
Just remember it’s always the Christ in you which is the hope of Glory. Glory always goes back to God.
Blessed journey with answering your call to serve God Bless.