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A clear sense of call

31 Jul

Is God calling me? Answering the question every leader asks, by Jeff Iorg, is a book I wish I had read 30 years ago. While it might not have changed the course of my life, it would have helped me better understand the process of how I got to where I am today. It would have helped me identify the key questions that needed to be answered on the front end of the process, rather than discover them in hindsight and through trial and error.

The book is designed to answer the question, “What is the call of God?” The author uses the following definition, “A call is a profound impression from God that establishes parameters for your life and can be altered only by a subsequent, superseding impression from God.”

The author explains that there is a universal call for all believers to serve God with their time, talents, and treasures. There is a general call of some believers to ministry leadership. There is also a specific call to a unique ministry assignment or position.

The author also explains that there is no “one-size-fits-all-call-experience.” God calls some people through sudden experiences, others through reasoned decisions, and still others through the prompting of others.

The book is practical, encouraging, and easy to understand. It reads more like a conversation with a good friend over a cup of coffee than a textbook. It should be must reading for every Bible College and seminary student. It is one that I will certainly recommend to those who are asking these questions.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2009 in Books, Mentors, Ministry, Personal growth

 

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