What Am I Called to Do? (Part 5): Find The Song That Makes Your Heart Dance And Set To “Repeat”

To learn how your joy is integrated into the entire notion of call, click the map.

To learn how your joy is integrated into the entire notion of call, click the map.

What is your greatest desire? What is the one thing that you would do everyday for the rest of your life if you were able?

There are good reasons that we have been taught to NOT trust our desire. Our desire is often corrupted by the depravity of sin. But often our life callings are driven by our deepest desires that have been resting in our soul just waiting to come to the surface and awaken our greatest joy.

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What Am I Called to Do? (Part 4): It’s All About Passion

To learn how passions are integrated into the entire notion of call, click the map.

To learn how passions are integrated into the entire notion of call, click the map.

Frederick Beuchner famously said, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” I’ll explain in some later posts that Beuchner was missing a key component of assessing the tools that God has given you to respond to the world’s need. But his insight that our passions are central to understanding God’s call on our life is still really crucial.

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What Am I Called to Do? (Part 2): God’s Will Is Not A Secret

God's Will is Not a SecretIn my last post I suggested that most conversations about Christian calling carry a nasty little assumption. When I hear people talk about calling, it often sounds like they are suggesting that God has one specific career that they are supposed to do, one person to marry, one college to attend, and so on. It sounds like the goal is to figure out God’s one specific thing for your life. Miss it and you might miss God’s best for you. I think this notion of God’s calling is wrong for most people.

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What Am I Called to Do? (Part 1): Understanding Christian Calling

High school and college students are constantly asked the question:“What are you going to do with your life?” If you are part of a Christian community then the question is asked a little differently: “What is God calling you to do?” I’ve increasingly come to believe that the question doesn’t go away no matter your age.

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