RU speakin’ my language?

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When discerning direction in life, I sometimes experience trouble knowing whether God is actually leading me. Input comes from so many sources – parents, friends, competitors and our own internal conflicts.

Add to these:

Doubts

Fears

Half-truths

Insecurity

Even pride…all play their part in distracting us.

Though I hesitate to suggest a formula of any sort – here are three little questions that help me discern God’s direction in my life (in no particular order).
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7 Misunderstandings of God’s Call

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Here are a few misunderstandings to the call of God that I find very helpful.

Most are adapted from Introducing World Missions, by Scott Moreau, Gary Corwin and Gary McGee. Published in 2004.

Misunderstanding 1: The Call is a Definite Event

Often God guides us into what He would have us do.
“Guidance” will happen throughout our life time.
Sometimes it is a vision or dream.
Sometimes it happens in a flash.
Sometimes it develops over time.

Consider the consequences of hearing a call to serve God with your life but not stopping to listen for how to live out the call (in what career, in which country…for how long?).
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Am I called?: Part III

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Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion and dynamism lived out as a response to his summons and service.” (Os Guiness, The Call)


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Am I Called?: Part II

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So how does God call us? What does it feel like? Is it a onetime thing?

Here is another perspective on the Christian life.

“But I tend to believe that people who just want a cheap way out of their life can find zealotry in a lot of places. The true life of a believer is one of a longer, more hazardous or uphill pilgrimage, and where you uncover slowly the sort of illumination for your next step.” (Bono in Conversation with Michka Assayas)
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Am I Called?: Part I

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People these days (especially students) are always asking questions related to the certainty of God’s call on their life. Though I have taught on the subject on a number of occasions, I have yet to figure out how such a common concept remains so hard to define when push comes to shove!

This week I will post three quite different perspectives. Though not entirely opposing views, which ones do find more helpful?  Here is quote #1:
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