Your vocation is “The voice with which your life speaks things into existence in the world.” This idea derives from the Latin etymology – vocare (to call) and vox (voice). The Hebrew text from Genesis 1 describes how God’s voice creates all that we know, including humanity, who are made in God’s image. We reason then that our lives also create things for good in the world, and this voice is our vocation. We actually have multiple vocations in our lives through the various relationship, occupations, hobbies and other ways that we engage the world.
There are many different individual and group practices than can help us to discern and develop our vocations. Over the coming months we will share some of those techniques here, and others will be presented in our workshops. You can also find them listed on our Facebook Page @iVitalMinistry.
The Fredrick Buechner Center offers the following excerpt:
Neither the hair shirt nor the soft berth will do. The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.
– Originally published in Wishful Thinking