I find in the Bible many different types of call to God's work. Moses was called through a miracle, Isaiah volunteered (God knew he would!), Elisha was called through another preacher, Ezekiel was literally moved by the Holy Spirit, Matthew was told directly by the Lord he would fish for men and had to leave his profession, Paul was blinded by a vision. My call was a little like Ezekiel's. I was clueless and had no desire to preach until Evangelist Bud Lyles preached in a special meeting. At the invitation, before I knew it I was standing at the front and didn't know how I had gotten there. But when Bro. Lyles asked me what my decision was, I knew without the shadow of a doubt that I was called to preach, and told him so. I was also clueless about missions. I was sitting in the back of the auditorium during the Highland Park Baptist Church missions conference (over 200 missionaries) when a missionary from Japan preached. Deep down inside it was as if the Lord said, "Would you go to Tokyo if I asked you to?" I didn't go forward all that week, but by Saturday had made the decision to be a missionary. John R. Rice's call (in case you haven't figured it out, we're related ) was like Isaiah's. He worked at Chicago's Pacific Garden Mission while going to U. of Chicago grad school. One night he knelt by an alcoholic and led him to the Lord. He told the Lord, "If it is all right, I'd like to do this the rest of my life!" So, how did God call you?