First of all let me say thank you to everyone that responded! It was great seeing what everyone had to say.
Here are my thoughts:
I do not believe that a call from God always comes with excitement. Actually I believe most of the time it is received with doubt. People doubting their ability to do said task! Consider Moses in Exodus 3: 7-14.
I think people today are seeking the highs when expecting and answering a call from God! They want to be all excited about their ministry/mission. Consider these people who had a call from God, how did they respond?
Sampson (He was a Nazarene, but did not go merrily.)
Job (Do you think Job said UHHH...UHHH... Pick me to suffer like he did?)
Jonah (well we all know what he did in response!)
Jeremiah (who wants to always be the bearer of bad news?)
Isaiah (How would you feel if no one listened, when you told them of judgement?)
Hosea (now how would you feel if God told you to marry a woman of ill repute?)
David (now this is kind of reversed. David wanted to build the temple, but God said NO. How do you think he felt?)
Paul (Look at how he suffered for Christ!) Looked at what God said about him in Acts 9:16
The list goes on and on!
I'm not saying that excitement and fulfillment is not there. I believe blessings come when we answer the call. Even with our doubts. After all it is I AM that is sending us!
What is the one thing necessary to accept the call? I believe it is obedience!
If we are obedient to God's call, there will be times of excitement and fulfillment! Perseverance is necessary! I like what e-mom said about "inner confirmation", "peace", "rooted steadfastness", and "assurance".
I am troubled by those who may not answer the call because they don't have that Awe feeling!
I have to admit there are times (alot of times) where I wish I was not doing at least parts of what I am doing now! The sense of frustration and lack of ability to get things done, or the sense of feeling that I am not setting forth the vision for Children's Ministries in a way that people understand and get behind is overwhelming! The frustrating this for me is discerning whether God has lifted His call or whether he just needs me to trust more! But one thing I have learned along this road is just because he calls you does not mean its going to be a "rose garden". Well maybe it with be a "rose garden" but with lots of thorns!
Well that's it. I don't know if this make sense or not, but it was on my mind and I needed to get it out! Thanks for your responses. I hope it has maybe gotten you thinking as well. Maybe even digging into scripture more.