Monday, October 18, 2010

Entry Sixteen

 Story:
The one crisis that I struggled with was the crisis of confidence.  When I was first called to radio broadcasting, I was nervous.  I had no confidence in myself, because I was a timid and under spoken person.  I knew that it God wanted me help spread the word, but I felt that I was not the right person for the job.  That is why I tried to run away from radio, and become a teacher.  For three years, I was in the education program, and every day I knew that I was pulling farther and farther from my vocation.  It took a rude awaking of two principles telling me I would not be hired because I was a male, to realize that God was giving me a shove back to my calling.

Advice:

According to Smith, Vocation can be described as “… a call of God to serve him in the world” (Smith, p.22).  What I take from this is that because God calls you to a certain career, be it education or radio broadcasting as he has done for me, vocation is a sacred task that God has assigned you.  This can cause several feelings of crisis in ones’ life, because they may feel that they are being called to a place that they do not want to go.   This may cause feelings of crisis as it focus, confidence and meaning.     
            I feel that when you are called to do something by God, it is a task that should not be taken lightly, but instead held up as your main priority, I feel that work should be no different from your ministry.  When you are at work in a career that God has chosen you, you are serving a purpose for the lord.  What this means is not to preach frantically to every Tom dick and harry, but to apply the God given abilities that you own, to a career that god has called you towards.  If you get the opportunity to spread the word of God where it can be a positive experience, then do it.  Knowing when to talk about God and when to just lead by example and display a God filled life is an important theory to work.  Knowing that God is with you and supporting you will boost your confidence and help you succeed in his will.    

References:

Smith, G. T. (1999). Courage & Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press
 

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