I came across this article from Relevant Magazine.
(Love their articles, mostly: Relevant (pun not intended) and non – cheesy.)
But this paragraph from a recent article annoyed me a bit:
Our calling was never meant to be easy. It sounds glamorous when we talk about our dreams and all the awe-inspiring things we believe God is birthing out of us: planting a new church, starting a worship team, beginning a ministry or going on a mission trip. Yet, when we find ourselves in the middle of the desert or valley in pursuit of that calling, we can begin to question whether our dreams were actually God-inspired. Even worse, we doubt our ability to keep moving forward to see the calling through to completion.
This is too narrow minded for me.
Why does “calling” always have to do with the church?
I’ve read many articles like this.
They pump out all the “cliche callings”
planting a church, worship team, begin a ministry, a mission trip.
The church are giving people a narrow view of what calling is about…
Could not CALLING also refer to:
Starting a business
Becoming a teacher
Join a sport’s team
Write a story book (not even a Christian one ;))
Being a dad or mom
I believe God calls us to things that are also OUTSIDE of all these church things we keep getting told about.
Do my thoughts here, make sense?