It’s a phrase we use when something is bothering someone. And there was something bothering Jesus in John, chapter two. So much so that He took some leather, formed a whip, and drove the money changers out of the temple. He said, “This is a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” His disciples remembered a quote from the Psalms. “Zeal for Your house has eaten me up.” Jesus was eaten up with anger at what was happening in that sacred place.
If you want to know what God has called you to do, then find out what “eats you up.” If you can find the things that stir your innermost desires, chances are, you will find your calling. What do you care about most? What moves you? What makes you want to take action?
For me, it was a conversation with a friend who had devoted her life to serving God through the church. After many years, she said that her heart was still the same as when she began two decades earlier. She had done everything the church had asked, but no inward change. That day, I was moved with compassion and a resolve to do something about this problem.
My passion at The Net is to bring every person to a place of decision each week. It’s a constant call for change, little by little, in every message. It’s a relentless invitation to a surrendered life. That’s my particular calling. You have one too. If you don’t know what it is, ask God for an experience that will bring your passion into the open. He will!