Friday, September 25, 2009

Or Are You Just?

One of my phase 1 colleagues shared that someone, given the task of helping him to discern his call, had asked him, "Are you called, or are you just fluent in English?" He felt that the question was unkind, and maybe it was, but it has got me thinking. Our ability to do something may be an indication as to whether we are called to do that thing or not - because God equips us if he calls us. So if we can't do something, we are probably not called to it. But it doesn't necessarily work the other way around. If we have the ability to do something we are not necessarily called to it.
So now I keep asking myself, am I called or am I just . . .
It's a good question to ask.


Steve Hayes said...

This reminds me of another blog post I read this morning: A CHURCH FOR WHOM? You might find it interesting. A lot depends on your ecclesiology, of course, but it seems to relate.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Yes, thanks. That is an interesting post. I am also struggling with the intellectualising of the church! I'm not sure if it relates to what I'm saying directly or inversely, though. (I think I know what I mean by that!)