Sunday, January 10, 2010

Calling vs Giftedness

Regular Word blogger Marjorie makes some astute arguments about "Callings vs. Giftedness" in her latest post:

"I think confusing calling and giftedness sets people up for a faulty relationship with God and others. Calling is by definition an external act (God calls you) which does not have any guards on it (if you say God called you to preach, how can I speak to that? No other person has input on this) whereas giftedness is more internal and much more able to be assessed from the outside."

She offers a compelling argument, that your giftedness has a Christian responsibility that directs and hinders your artistic inclinations. Hmmm.

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