How do you find out what God has called you to do? Moses got a burning bush, Isaiah and Ezekiel saw heavenly visions and Saul of Tarsus was blinded. Dramatic stuff. Matthew was at his tax-booth, Zacchaeus was up a tree and Timothy was in a local church when each was called. Not quite as dramatic. Clearly, one size doesn’t fit all.
A church-planting couple in Vancouver has compiled a list of the neat and tidy tips on figuring out your call as well as a list of the messy and ugly confessions that inhibited them from hearing and from following God’s call.
The main points in each list are summarised below:
|Neat and tidy tips||Messy and ugly confessions|
|Natural giftedness and abilities||My timing vs. God’s timing|
|Personal History||Pattern of Sin|
|Tugs at your heart||Hiding our Brokenness|
|Open doors||Lack of prayer|
|Can’t shake it||Limited knowledge|
|It fits you||Counting the Cost and Accepting the Loss|
|Outside confirmation||Spiritual warfare|
Do read the posts in full!