If you were to ask all your close friends and family members, "Who do you think God has called me to be?" they would have an answer for you. There answers would be different, therefore; probably only leaving your head spinning. There is only one person who knows what, why, and how your purpose looks and will affect others. That one person is God.
What is the desire in your heart? I like to reflect on this question often because what is in our hearts can be quieted by the loudness of our lives. I often hear, "I just don't feel wanted!" "This isn't what I thought it was going to be" and "When did I start disliking my job?" All these questions come up when we aren't listening to God and the desires he has placed on our hearts.
God is constantly molding and forming us; therefore, our desires can and will change. So often we run to a self-help book, social media, or our own comforts to answer the question "who are you called to be?" The void is filled for a short period of time and before you know it we are asking the question again.
The truth is the desire God places in our hearts can be challenging, uncomfortable, and can change! For example, the desire to be a teacher has been in my heart since I was little. When I was teaching I felt my being was in stone, never changing.... Then God blessed me with kids and the desire to be home. Everyone has an opinion when God calls you to walk on water. I myself have questions since change isn't my expertise. God is ever changing us, molding us into who he wants us to be.
In just 33 years I've been a teacher, mother, children's minister, and now getting ready to return to school for a master's in counseling. My desires over time have changed, been tweaked, expanded, condensed, and guess what God isn't done!
God calls us to be obiediwnt. It isn't intended to gain His favor. It is the result of our salvation and living out God's purpose for our lives.
Joe Lawson summed it up best, "God calls us to be all in him. We are in transition until he calls us home."