How specific is God’s Calling?
What do you think? Is God’s calling and His will so specific that it matters if I buy a Ford or a Chevy? I think God’s will provides a compass, not a detailed map. Listen to Jim’s heartfelt question.
Episode #674 July 26, 2019
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Is God’s calling / will specific for every situation?
A lot of us have questions about God’s calling for our lives. I think there are a whole lot of clues for what God’s will is for our lives, although some of the more specific details, I don’t think he really cares about.
Let’s take a look at this quote from Abraham Lincoln: “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong. God can not be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present Civil War it is quite possible that the God’s purpose is something different than the purpose of either party. And yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaption to effect His purpose.”
I think God provides a compass for life, not a map.
Following God’s will is like being on a cruise ship, and there’s a whole lot of options for the particular place you’re going to lay your head at night. I don’t think He’s pointing you to a particular cabin.
Likewise, I think a lot of people are waiting on God’s calling, like the road to Damascus experience that Paul had, when they have sufficient information to start moving forward with confidence in the direction that is indicated by your skills and abilities; your personality traits; and your dreams and passions.
I claim this as my compass (not roadmap) for moving forward: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope in the future.”
Decision Making and the Will of God – the absolute best book I’ve seen on God’s calling and understanding His will for our lives.
I’m 65, broke and on the verge of losing my home.
This letter stopped me in my tracks because so many of our listeners are 65 and older and have started second careers.
I’m not sure where she got the idea that I want you to spend money.
In today’s world, mindset is more important than degrees or the economy.
Be clear on what value you bring to the table.
Make sure you check out Chapter 7 and 8 of 48 Days To the Work You Love, where I talk about how to promote yourself.
Listen in to two different e-mails we received on the same day. One could not believe how the principals allowed her to go from a $96,000/year job to a $123,000/year job. The second that says the techniques in 48 Days To the Work You Love don’t work. How can it be that the same information can be received in such totally different ways? The difference is mindset — being clear on the value you bring to the table and taking responsibility for where you are now and where you’re going.
I am scared to make any moves that will disrupt my family, so I drift to work daily.
Check out this video of Joanne and I talking about getting spousal support for your entrepreneurial dreams.
Consider making a soft transition. Don’t just leave your job and scare your wife, but instead stair-step your way back into entrepreneurship.
We recently featured a guy on one of our 48 Days Eagles Monday Mentor Calls who started an online business and grew it while working full-time. He now generates twice as much income as his full-time salary.
Create a transition bridge rather than just burn the bridge.
I feel guilty wanting to leave a job that pays $150,000 with great benefits and few demands.
Money alone is never enough compensation for investing your time and energy. There has to be a sense of meaning, purpose and fulfillment and a way to engage your passions and your dreams.
Create a transition for yourself. Give two months notice, let recruiters know and update your profile and Linked In then you have the margin to develop some ideas on your own.
How do I get money? I can’t just wish it to happen.
Money can actually be created by doing work that matters for people who care. When you say you have no idea why people would give you money, it’s not likely to show up in your bank account. You have to be the first one to be extremely clear on your value.
Where can I find information on setting speaking fees as a speaker
Kent Julian, the Dean of Speaking in the 48 Days Eagles Community, is our go-to guy for all things speaking. Eagles can ask this question to him directly inside of our online community.
You can get more info from Kent Julian through his conference, Paid To Speak, here.
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