2018 can be the year you understand your Purpose & Calling
We want to help you find out. Here are some “Excerpts from the Experts”
Jesus said love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.
The Apostle Paul said love does no wrong to others; therefore love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.
Tim Keller, Founding Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, says our calling is discovered at the intersection of three key measurements.
- Affinity – how do I love serving others? What am I passionate about?
- Ability – what are my gifts, talents & deficiencies? What am I good at?
- Opportunity – where do others tell me I’m needed?
JD Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC, agrees with Keller, but uses the phrase “Affirmation” in place of Opportunity. Affirmation is confirmation from the Holy Spirit through fellow Christians.
This is far from the final word on purpose & calling. We are pilgrims on a journey, a journey of discovering what God is like & how God wants us to live. Let’s travel together.