A friend made a comment on a recent post saying “Are you sure you didn’t miss your calling!!” but the fact is we cannot miss our calling from God. This is why God gave us the story of Jonah to show us that we cannot escape God’s calling on our lives, even if you run and try to hide, He will accomplish what He has willed for each of our lives. And you can add in God’s statement in Isa 55:11 “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” That is to say God’s words over someone when they are born (actual before you are born), what God specks over you, His purpose for you will be done, accomplished, no matter what you do or try to do in life, He will accomplish, use you for His preordained purpose for you, your life. And of course there is Rom 11:29 “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” these verses He is even telling us God Himself will not remove, detour from His calling on your life, change His mind about what calling He has placed on your life from the beginning. What He has called you to, will be done. We cannot escape it, and He will not resend it.
So I do not believe according to scripture and the attributes of God that it is possible for someone to “miss” their calling. It has been preordained by God for your life, it is inescapable, just ask Jonah or even Peter, when Peter even messed up and denied knowing Jesus and being a disciple, but God still completed His will despite Paul’s actions, His purpose for Peter was carried out, just as Jesus said it would be accomplished.
So we never have to live a life of regret as to having missed God’s calling on us, for our life, if He has one for us, we will fulfill it, accomplish it. We may try to run and hide from it but like Jonah we will find that is impossible to do.