"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." — Frederick Buechner
My pursuit of a tangible confirmation of my own particular calling has led me to some teachings from a minister called RK Castillo. His own spin on the subject suggests that you should work out what you are particularly adept at and use that for the Kingdom of God. That's practically a paraphrase of the Buechner quotation above, so I'm encouraged. However, Castillo recommends identifying four areas rather than two; where these four meet is where He needs you to be (or in Castillo's words "where you have been perfectly designed by God to make a huge difference in people’s lives"). His four areas are:
Passion : the one thing that you do that excites you, the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning.
Strengths : the special gifts that each of us have; your particular talents, the stuff you are naturally good at.
Needs : that area where you are particularly adept in meeting people's needs, fixing their problems as if it were second nature.
Calling : perhaps the toughest of the lot, this is identifying the specific niche that God is calling you to fill. The easy bit? To simply ask Him in prayer to clarify what you should be doing. He'll tell you. The hard bit? To take it in. To accept what He is telling you. So, are you listening? Do you want to hear what He is saying?
Read some more about RK's teaching here .