A mentor once suggested to me an interesting way to find your calling. He said, “Identify the weed that keeps growing back in your life.”
Or, in other words, find those passions, desires, giftings, etc. that just won’t go away no matter how many times they’ve been plucked, sprayed, mowed, and trampled.
Obviously, this test is not definitive, but still, I think it is a helpful diagnostic. Try it out.
What is that thing (or things) in your life that keeps popping back up like a weed? No matter how many times you burn it out, no matter how many times you fail in it, no matter how many people shoot you down…what is that one thing, that desire, that passion, that gifting that just keeps coming back, that keeps blossoming out of the ashes?
When you see it, you may be on to something.