God has a plan for each of us. There are as many different types of callings as there are people, but two things are common: God’s timing and God’s choosing. If your spouse is unsaved, you can begin praying now for them to have ears to heed the call.
Romans 11:29 says this: “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Once you hear the call and heed the call – it cannot be taken away from you. So be it!
There are many examples in Scripture of those who heeded the call of God on their lives:
Jesus Himself calls out to us many times and in many ways. A vivid picture of this is in the book of Revelation, when in Chapter 3 Jesus says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” This call is personal and private. You must answer the door in order to see Him face to face.
“Many are called, but few chosen.” The whole of the matter is this: Will you heed the call of Jesus? Don’t expect it to come in a certain manner, but always be ready to answer. Your calling might be the very thing that brings someone else into the eternal family of God.
Finally, Peter tells us to be sure of our calling: “Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.”
“There comes the call of God in our lives also. The call of God can never be stated explicitly; it is implicit. The call of God is like the call of the sea, no one hears it but the one who has the nature of the sea in him…God is working out His purposes.” (Oswald Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest)
Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.