Far too few leaders understand their purpose or calling in life. Many wander through life without a sense of where God is guiding them. In one study, only 3% said that “purpose” was their defining leadership quality. And when millennials were asked the same question (35 and under adults), the statistic fell to 1%. About 1/3 of Christians feel “called” to the work they do. And research tells us that younger Christ-followers are less likely to have even considered the idea of calling when it comes to their current role. There are a plethora of reasons for this that we don’t have ample space to cover here. That said, let’s ponder a couple things when it comes to the intersection of calling, millennials and discipleship.
A Christ follower is to make Disciples as they go throughout life. We are all looking for that sense of purpose and we are to do what Jesus told us:
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”