Discerning calling


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This is a model that Paul has developed over the years in his vocational work.  One of the things we want to do with our blog is share some of the resources others have found helpful…

Passion:

What brings you life?

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

What liberates your spirit?

Pain:What breaks your heart?What do you think breaks God’s heart?
Prophetic obedience:‘Not my will be done but yours’What do you hear God telling you to do?Scripture and words given or spoken over you

Personality:

Loving and knowing who you are

  • What are you good at?
  • What are you proudest of achieving?
  • Do what only you can do
  • What do you have that others cannot give you?
  • Values:   What is important to you?

Principles

  • Inclusive
  • Hold in tension
  • Interaction
  • Honouring all
  • Critiquing and sharpening each other
  • Trinitarian:  Each facet is whole in and of its self
  • Bring them all together  

Metaphors

  • Fruitfulness – What has gone well for you in the past?
  • Faithfulness – What do you have to do to be you? Compelling constant
  • Home –  Where and when do you most feel at home, belong?
  • Comfortable in your own skin
  • Synergy – When the sun and moons gravitational pulls upon the earth all line up
  • Not driven – You are more than your workguiding lights

Contexts for reflection:      theological, geographical, sociological, demographic…

If you could sum up your calling in a phrase or sentence what would that be?  What is your core purpose?

(c) Paul Nash 2013 http://www.markerpostsandshelters.wordpress.com p.nash@stjohns-nottm.ac.uk.

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4 thoughts on “Discerning calling

  1. Its more ‘who gets me out of bed in the morning’ but I know what you mean, just trying to be funny. Very timely for me as off to BAP in 10 days…thank you for sharing your thoughts, ideas and wisdom in your blog.

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