Tag Archives | Calling

Four Years Later | A Heartfelt Update From the Desk of Matt Ham

Four years ago, I sat at this exact table I’m writing you from now. I scribbled these questions in my journal: “What am I supposed to do?” “Am I supposed to write?” “Am I supposed to speak?” “Who would listen?” “What will my story be?” Those questions were laced with naivety and fear. I was eager to begin, but I was scared to death of being rejected and I was uncertain in my own identity. I was a stressed out dad […]

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Baptism, The Goodness of God, and Our Need For Revival

On July 15, 2017, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at Wrightsville Beach, I was baptized by my dear friend, Kevin Adams. Then, I had the honor and privilege of baptizing my oldest son, Matthew, and my mom, Mary Grey. To celebrate, we put together a short video below. For me, this event marks a new chapter in my life—a stepping in to my calling to pastor and lead people for God’s purposes. It’s because of this vision and because […]

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The Abundance of God

For the past six months, I have encountered the number 66 on almost a daily basis. Initially, I was scared that it meant something terrible was going to happen to me or to my family because the number 666 is associated with evil. But I calmed my initial fears, stopped living in my head, and began paying attention. Without fail, the number continued to reveal itself in my life. My cell phone battery would continually stay at 66 percent. The […]

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I am a Pastor

A man once approached me after a speaking engagement and asked, “So how long have you been a pastor?” “Oh, I’m not a pastor,” I quickly replied. I even threw in a chuckle as an attempt to further dismiss the absurdity of his suggestion. “You’re not?” He paused and tilted his head ever-so-slightly, locking his eyes with mine. “No, I’m not.” I repeated assertively. “Well,” he said with a smile, “keep listening.” That conversation has replayed in my mind like a broken […]

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How Do You Know God’s Calling for Your Life?

HUGE question and although I don’t think I can give you an answer, I do think I can help you with direction. Listen to this all new podcast episode: via iTunes via Stitcher Radio And, at the end of the episode, I announce an all new offering: The Whole Life Mastermind Series MH

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How Am I Supposed to Know My Calling?

How am I supposed to know what my calling is? I get this question all of the time and, for whatever reason, many times this week. As I thought about it, I was reminded of a story: Earlier this year, Liz and I made a trip to The City by the Bay, San Francisco. One day, as we made our way through Union Square, there was a man. His blue hooded sweatshirt hid the distinction of his face as he […]

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It all starts with an idea…

My wife, Liz, came to me last week as I was getting ready for work and said, “I could totally see you being a speaker someday.” Her words floored me. Little did she know, I had been wrestling that idea in my head for weeks. Her words were the catalyst I needed. It was time for me to pay attention to what I was feeling in my heart. I grabbed an old, dusty journal, a high school graduation gift, and I […]

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