Faith Reflections

Calling

It’s storming oustide.  I love storms.  I sat on my deck for awhile, listening to me IPOD and letting the wind whip me hair all over the place.  Fantastic!

From my devotional this morning:  "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." – Frederick Buechner.  He says it another way, “The work God usually calls you to is the kind of work (a) that you need most to do and (b) that the world most needs to have done.”

We seem to get one or the other right but often miss finding a place where the two intersect.  I am blessed to have found my place at this time in my life.  Helping people brings me deep gladness.  Youth and the world hunger for God whether they realize it or not.  So, where the two intersect is where I find myself. 

Think about what brings you a deep gladness.  What you most need to do.

Think about what the world hungers for.  What the world most needs to have done – whether they realize it or not. 

Perhaps in that intersection you will find some clue as to where your vocation is – the work that God calls you to.

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