Careers and callings

…discerning a calling requires one of the greatest challenges of self-exploration and judgement a human being can undertake. Callings are usually not easy to discover. You will have to be ruthlessly honest about your gifts and your limitations. You will have to be willing to ask hard questions and live with the answers. Discerning God’s calling will take many attempts and failures. You will have to be willing to let some dreams die a painful death. You did not arrive on this planet with your calling pre-clarified and your gifts pre-developed. You arrived with a little warning: Some assembly required.

John Ortberg, If You Want To Walk On Water, You’ve Got To Get Out Of The Boat, p. 59.

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