No Such Thing as a Small Calling

The biblical-quality journey of faith is universally accessible to all Spirit-born Christians, and is not something reserved only for the “superstars” of faith recorded in the Bible.  Certainly there are ranges of difficulty and a variety of different challenges involved within God-composed journeys of faith.  But every biblical-quality journey of faith following Jesus Christ today, no matter how simple or seemingly small-scale, is filled with the special warmth of divine love, light, and transforming power.

There is no such reality as a “small calling” in the estimation of God.  Every called-out mission, no matter how seemingly small in appearance, requires the Christian to enter into the danger zone of a journey of faith.  A “small calling” in conformity to God’s ways and perfect timing will shine brightly for all eternity, because anything accomplished having eternal spiritual value must have the involvement of the handiwork of the Holy Spirit.

If our calling is to be used of God to save even one person, through the high quality of our transformed life and testimony, this one person may turn out to be our most treasured friend and next door neighbor in heaven.  God knows this and will set up the timing of required events perfectly and beautifully, energized by the Holy Spirit, so that the two of us can rejoice together in the presence of God for all time.

A small calling is just as much a spiritual masterpiece as the large calling.  God is perfect in both the small calling and the large calling…just like He is in the creation of the galaxies and solar systems in the massive sized universe and in the brilliantly precise organization in the microscopic world of living cells.  Both the larger and the smaller are within the contemplation of God’s creative imagination and within His management skills.

Author: Barton Jahn

I work in building construction as a field superintendent and project manager. I have four books published by McGraw-Hill on housing construction (1995-98) under Bart Jahn, and have six Christian books self-published through Create Space KDP. I have a bachelor of science degree in construction management from California State University Long Beach. I grew up in Southern California, was an avid surfer, and am fortunate enough to have always lived within one mile of the ocean. I discovered writing at the age of 30, and it is now one of my favorite activities. I am currently working on two more books on building construction.

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