Called to Be
I’ve been reflecting on the idea of “calling” and put a few thoughts together at my blog. They are coming from “The Call,” by Os Guinness.
When calling is properly understood, it “comes into its own. Instead of being “constrained to be,” we are “called to be.” This strikes me as a critically important way to view ourselves and what we are hoping to become. We can run around life wondering if I’m going to make something of my life because I have to met someone else’s expectation, or even my own. Instead, the presence of a Caller helps me recognize that there is One who is drawing me into being something far more wonderful than constraint can get me to.
It seems appropriate to ask ourselves, “Who is God calling me to be?” How do I follow him and participate in the transformation process that He has in store for me?” “Can I even begin to imagine the kind of positive influence I might have as I increasingly resemble Jesus in thought, word and deed?”