Sunday, April 05, 2009

A Word on Calling

I’ve wondered often and loudly about where God has me heading. I knew that finishing the undergrad was a priority, but I always felt that it was so I could be a Journeyman and head overseas. Then graduation came and it was clear that the timing was off to go overseas. By this time I was working at the church in a great job surrounded by great people. After a lot of prayer I applied to get my Master of Divinity at Liberty Seminary. The questions began immediately. What are you planning on doing when you got out of school?

I have probably another good year of school left and I still don’t have a concrete answer to that question. I’ve learned a lot from both the BS in Psychology and the MDiv courses. But do they qualify me to do anything useful in society? That I cannot answer. Tonight I have some interesting questions rolling around in my head that have no answers. A wise person once told me that sometimes your passion is what God has called you to do. We always look for something hard, like God would only call us to something that we hate. Could it be that He does call us to something that is beyond ourselves, but is something that we also love? I think so.

Prayerfully I begin the process this week of sending out some things to get published. I love writing and in the course of just a week I have had three people tell me how encouraged they are by my writing. I’ve written for a long time. I even used to write a daily e-mail devotional. I always received encouragement. Still so little of what I have written over the years is online. I guess I can’t help but feel the need to get more of it out here and maybe in print somewhere. Could it be that this passion is my calling? I don’t know. But I am going for it.

To those of you who have encouraged me lately I want to let you know that God has used you to be a part of this decision. I may fall absolutely flat! It really scares me. But I am going for it!


Jeff said...

You go girl. I love the stuff that you write and I would be the first one to buy your book (as long as mom and dad don't beat me to it or if you give me a free copy). Heck, I would probably still buy some even if you gave me a free copy.
Love you lil sister.

Anonymous said...

Gina, that is wonderful. I also enjoy your writing and loved it when you wrote more frequently, but I understand the demands of college and how much writing they make you do can take up a lot of time. I look forward to buying your first published piece. I could so see you being the next Beth Moore:) Enjoy your week!

george said...

Dad said, I love the stuff you that you do and I think that God must have blessed you for the way that you address subjects. When you get published, make sure that we are on the li8t to buy one or more. Love mom and dad

IamGinaBob said...

thanks you all! I'm sending off a writing query in the next day or so. Let's pray. :) Who know what God wants to do.

george said...

God knows what we do not know and if we let Him, He will do it for us or allow us to do what He wants