If his young listeners were still trying to discern God's purpose for their lives, Greear said, they should already know from Scripture that, above all, they are called to the vocation of a witness: “A witness and a professional preacher are not the same thing. You are my witnesses. Every believer is a witness."
"We have to get over this idea that calling is this mystical experience that a sacred few people in the Christian life ever go through. I always tell students at my church that many of them have what I call the ‘Cheerios method’ of discerning the will of God," Greear explained. "You stare at your Cheerios and you wait on your Cheerios to spell out something meaningful. ... I stared at my Cheerios for years and all they ever spelled out was 'oooooo,'” he said, packaging his important truth in a little bit of hilarity.
"You don’t need a special call to leverage your life for the Great Commission. The call to leverage your life for the Great Commission was included in the call to follow Jesus," Greear stated. "When you accepted the call to follow Jesus, you de facto accepted the call to missions. The question is no longer if you are called. The question now is only where and how you are called.”
At Summit Church, Greear added, he tells students to do whatever they are good at to the glory of God, but do it somewhere strategic for the mission of God, and the Holy Spirit will allow them and equip them to do God's will.
“2 Peter 3: 9, the Lord is not willing that any should perish but He’s willing that all should come to repentance," Greear continued, "We’re not talking about finding God’s will, we don’t need a still small voice when you’ve got a plainly written verse.”