Overview ~ Answering the Call
It takes courage to heed a call - to find your true vocation.
But there's no doubt that each of us is called to do something with
our lives that engages the world beyond our own self-interest.
Often, it's hard to figure out just what that vocation or calling
may be. Many influences pull us away from what our hearts or souls
or guts may be telling us and towards something practical,
lucrative, ambitious or prestigious.
Saving the World
The goal is a sort of synchronicity with your passion and your
vocation. This doesn't have to be religious work, though it could
be. And it doesn't have to be vast in scope. After all, it may not
be your place to save the world. Remember, the smallest particulars
of this world often reach further than you can see, and the
farthest reaching enterprise may waste your unique gifts.
So where do you begin? Listen . . . to yourself. Pay attention
to the life around you. Think about where you have been and what
you have achieved already. Search for insight through your
religious or spiritual tradition, if you follow one. Pray about it.
Write about it. Paint or draw about it, and see what rises.
Ask yourself, what do you love to do? Where do your talents lie?
What concerns you most about the world? What worries you or makes
you angry? What gives you hope?
Talk to your friends, your professors and your mentors about
your passions, ideas and gut-feelings. Simply speaking with others
can bring clarity and build confidence.
Inspire and Become Inspired
If you have a story that could benefit others, please submit it
to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to visit the links here to read
what others say about their own callings and journeys.
You can learn more about Butler and Indianapolis area faith