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    Discerning God's will for Vocation?

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    cladius

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    Join date : 2012-03-03

    Discerning God's will for Vocation?

    Post  cladius on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:33 am

    Hi Dr. B. How do we as born again believers discern Gods will for us concerning our career or vocation? What responsibility do we have in making that decision?

    Thank You,

    Cladius T

    birks10

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    Join date : 2009-02-15

    Re: Discerning God's will for Vocation?

    Post  birks10 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:57 pm

    This does not need to be a difficult or stressful question to answer. i believe that too many believers get a little too caught up in something like this. My normal response to a question like this is to ask the person, "What is it you really like to do and if you could get paid for it (make a living by it) what would that be?" Then I say, "Then start going about doing what it takes to make that happen." I believe the scripture speaks to the fact that the desires of believers (as biblically qualified), are from the Lord. Ps. 37: 4, "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Those desires are put into us by God as long he is our first and last "delight" and we can trust the Lord to have given us those things as well as the means to bring those things to pass. i think far too many of us are "stuck" in jobs that we really don't like and find debilitating to us personally. But, there are many of us who "desire" certain types of employment, but because we've been told all our lives that "you cant always get what you want", and "you have to just settle on certain things", etc, that then we just end up capitulating to those things and we never really try to do those things that are possibly gifts from God that we could actively make a living with. I know of no one who would not perform the thing that they love AND make money with it, who would not go about ding so. We limit ourselves a lot because what doing those things requires concerning training or preparation (both) or the amount of time it would take to develop such a thing. In order to pastor (the desire of my heart), I recognized that God had give me a speaking/teaching ability, but that it was going to require training to harness that basic gift. All the 4 years i spent in bible college, i had the single goal of thinking that the result of the time spent in preparation was going to eventually yield the desire of my heart. God has blessed it ever since. My example holds true for any one who desires something else. It is key to understand that doing the thing that makes one happy is often underscored by one possessing certain gifts or abilities that go along with that. So, what are you good at? Could you see yourself making a life-long living doing that thing? Is that your desire? Then, seek the Lord over it, delight yourself in Him first, and go after that thing.... Why not?

    cladius

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    Discerning God's will for Vocation?

    Post  cladius on Tue May 01, 2012 9:08 am

    Thank You. Sound response.

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