1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
We like to make much of what we do for God and what we’ve done to change since becoming Christians, but we leave out how much of the work was done by God himself. Much of what we take credit for was initiated by Him and we merely carried out what He called us to do. Let’s step aside for the moment and consider His calling.
God calls us into fellowship with himself through Jesus. He wants us to be His. He’s a loving Father who adores us and would have us all follow Him in love. He calls us into good works. He wants to see us do something with our faith, not just believe but show our love for Him by serving others and serving Him. We’re His vessels here on earth to do His will, but it requires us letting Him have control of the wheel.
He calls us to repentance. God wants us to seek after Him with a sorrow for the things we’ve done to keep us from Him. We can’t serve sin and God, so when it comes down to it, He’s calling us to genuinely give up the sin and follow Him. He calls us to holiness. We can’t be perfect, but we can be in a right relationship with God through Christ. Holiness and righteousness are His in which to cloak us and we receive them when we follow Him. He calls each of us to ministry. Not all of us will leave our careers and become pastors and preachers, but we all have a ministry in which God can use us to expand His kingdom and bring glory unto himself.
He’s calling even now. There’s something tugging on your heart that you know you ought to do. You read something in God’s Word that the Holy Spirit emphasized in your heart. You are being called and your response does not mean that you are doing anything on your own. Your answer to the call is out of obedience.