005 - Calling vs. Assignment
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I think it's pretty safe to say that when it comes to our work, we want to be part of something that we are called to do— something that is full of meaning and has purpose, something that is in line perfectly with our passions and gifting. But today I want to challenge our way of thinking, and really the language that we use describing our work and our calling.
Ever since I was a young girl, I've wrestled with my “calling.” What am I called to do? What is the thing? What is God's calling on my life? Because we talk about that a lot, especially in the church. What is God's call on my life?
But I realized recently that there is a big difference in my calling and my assignment. That my calling actually never changes, but my assignments change season to season. And when I realized that, I found a lot of freedom. So today I'm hoping that maybe you will find some freedom too.
I'm going to talk about the difference between our calling and our assignment, hopefully giving us some more helpful language to use around this topic. So here's my goal: I want to simplify this thing for us today, like strip it down, super simplify it. And in doing so, hopefully bring us all some freedom and lightness in the way we understand and talk about our work. After we define those, I’m going to give you three ways that I think we can know what our assignment actually is and how to steward that well.
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