What Do Skills and Gifts Have to Do with Calling?
October 1, 2019
Have you ever faced one of these challenges?
- You realize you need to improve your self-awareness. But, you’re also human. Like most of us, you overestimate your skills and gifts and underestimate the time it takes to use your skills. If you’ve ever confessed, “I may have thought of myself more highly than I ought,” you’ll find you’re in good company as we walk through this episode.
- You’re not feeling equipped to live into your calling. Perhaps you’ve taken a spiritual gifts test, but never translated that into living into your vocation or calling
- Your skills don’t match your calling. In order for alignment to happen between your skills and calling, you need additional education or training.
If one of the above challenges sound familiar, this episode is for you. Tim and Sara help you explore the above challenges so you can identify what your skills and gifts have to do with calling.
First, we’ll differentiate between skills and gifts (or talents). Then, we’ll help you explore three phases to leverage your skills and gifts to live into your calling.
Awareness, Appreciation, and Application
The three phases to addresses the above challenges include awareness, appreciation, and application.
Many of us take “tests” or “assessments” to raise our self-awareness. But, often, the report sits in our downloads folder on our computer. Let’s increase our self-awareness and awareness of our teams. Get ready to answer a few questions about who you are and who God has created you to be.
You’ll find the Transformation Guide will help you respond to the questions from this episode and lead you through the phases of developing your skills and gifts.
After you’ve increased your self-awareness, you’ll explore how gratitude can help you invest in your skills and gifts. Finally, you’ll identify ways you can apply your skills and gifts to your calling.
You’ll hear real-life examples from different professions to help you leverage who God has created you to be in your daily work.
Whether you are clear about your calling, exploring a calling or uncertain about your calling, this episode has something for you.
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