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-You don’t have to be a “minister” or “missionary” to be called into God’s service.  In fact, I believe you are called to use your God given “life mix” to make an eternal impact right now, right where you are.  Pastor and author Tim Keller writes,

“Your vocation is a part of God’s work in the world, and God gives you resources for serving the human community.

These factors can help you identify your calling.

  • Affinity—“Look out.”

Affinity is the normal, existential/priestly way to discern call.

What people needs do I vibrate to?

  • Ability—“Look in.”

Priesthood of all believers, secular versus sacred

Ability is the normal, rational/prophetic way to discern call.

What am I good at doing?

  • Opportunity—“Look up.”

Opportunity is the normal, organizational/kingly way to discern call.

What do the leaders/my friends believe is the most strategic kingdom need?

Your life is not a series of random events.

  • Your family background, education, and life experiences—even the most painful ones—all equip you to do some work that no one else can do.

We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do“ (Eph. 2:10).”

by Timothy Keller, 2011 by Redeemer City to City. 



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