As a child I always had an interest in music, entertainment and announcing.  I can remember pretending to be on the radio, being an announcer or narrator just for fun, kicks or for a fun school project.  I always enjoyed doing things like this but as I grew older I left these dreams behind to pursue other interests.  I got married, got into sales and marketing, and raised a family.  After becoming a Christian, for the first time in a long time, I began to feel unsettled in my current career.  An opportunity arose for me to accept a sales job at a local Christian Radio Station.  While financially speaking this was not a wise move, I took a chance to pursue something I felt just might be a “calling” for me. 

A decade later, and a little grayer, I find myself juggling three professions now that I thoroughly enjoy.  I am a DJ and music director a radio station, a Worship Pastor at my home church and a professional voice actor.  Three professions that all have to do with my childhood interests.

Recently I was doing a word search and came across the definition of the word “vocation”.  I knew what this word meant (so I thought) but was taken back a bit as I read the definitions:

Vocation:

1.  A particular occupation, business, or profession; calling.

2.  A strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career.

3.  A divine call to God's service or to the Christian life.

4.  A function or station in life to which one is called by God: the religious vocation; the vocation of marriage.

Can someone have a divine calling to be a voice talent?  I think each of us has passions and dreams.  We all have unique talents and gifts. In today’s day and age, it seems weird or spooky to hear someone say they have a “calling”.  Like they are some kind of religious fanatic or nut.  But as I read through the definition of the word vocation, several thoughts crossed my mind.  Maybe I did have a divine calling?  Maybe I gravitated to these things as a child because it’s just how I was wired?  Maybe I am just pursuing voice work because it was an interest of mine?  Or, maybe I’m in my current fields because it’s what God wired me to do right from the start.  Call me crazy, but every time I question this “calling” of mine it seems that more opportunities open up for me to use my voice.  Am I reaching?  Am I trying to read more into this than I should?  Perhaps.  Or maybe, just maybe, this was all part of God’s plan for me.

Whatever your dream is, don’t give up on it.  Maybe it’s God’s “calling” or vocation for you?  Find out what it takes to make it happen.  Yes it will probably cost you time and money but maybe now is the right time for you to pursue exactly what God has wired you to do all along?