With less than 90 days before we head into a new year, I’ve been thinking about my calling a lot. Reflecting on whether I’m in alignment with God’s purpose for my life, assessing the hard work up ahead, and preparing for the New Year.
But here’s the thing: following your calling isn’t always easy.
It can be full of constant questioning, doubts, and fears. Oftentimes it can be hard to stay motivated to do the work you were created to do. It is during these times of feeling unmotivated that we must do everything we can to keep our eyes on the prize, and keep on working.
I put together a list of my favorite blog posts about following your calling and I sincerely hope these will inspire and motivate you to keep pushing forward when the going gets tough!
“Being chosen of God means our lives are not our own, they belong to God. It’s His breath in my lungs, so I must give that breath back to Him.” Enough said.
This post offers some great practical steps to reconnect with your purpose in an age where often times the internet is pulling you in all different directions.
A great prayer/poem of sorts that reminds us of the One who took the hard road to save us all.
One woman’s powerful story of faith in being called to share the gospel despite her feelings of inadequacy to do so.
“Not only in the postive parts of my life, but in the messy, broken parts, if I find ways to live true to who I am, I am living my purpose.” Amen!
An inspiring post about Calling and how it might not be what you think it is.
“And it struck me that it just may be this simple. Our calling just may be to walk through the open door in front of us. I don’t think we need to manufacture the door, or crow-bar it open, just step through. Maybe it gets super complicated when we spend more time looking at someone else’s calling rather than at the door standing in front of us.”
A wonderful perspective on calling and how it is not always meant to be a success.
Did these blog posts light a fire in you? What do you do to stay motivated when the going gets tough? Let me know in the comments!
And if you aren’t sure just what God is calling you to yet, be sure to download my free e-book, 22 Ways You’ll Know God Is Calling You To BOLD Action.
Christian Life and Leadership Coach , Angela J Herrington, loves helping women find freedom and fulfillment in their God given calling. She teaches women how to recognize, cultivate, and unleash their God given leadership ability. A true Gen Xer-Angela loves thinking outside the box, combining things that are seemingly unrelated, and helping women create a unique life that perfectly suits their soul.
With 8 years of life, business, social media, and leadership coaching under her belt Angela a dynamic speaker and writer who creates enormous value for her audiences. She is known for crushing complex topics down to bite sized pieces and sending her audience home with actionable steps to apply their learning.
Angela is a Lark’s Song Certified Life Coach who reaches hundreds of thousands of women in 40+ countries each month on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and two blogs.
As the founder of Broken Beautiful BOLD Women’s Ministry, AngelaJHerrington.com, Christian Women Who Lead, The Calling Course, The Impact Incubator, and the XGen Christian Women’s Leadership Project, Angela receives rave reviews at women’s ministry events, writer’s conferences, and small business workshops.
Angela, her husband, and five children live in her home state of Indiana. Angela has served on the Board of Directors for Christian Coaches International, as Vice Chair of the Carey Services Board of Directors, and held multiple positions in her local church, scouting organizations, and schools.
She holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan and a Master’s in Leadership from Wesley Seminary. Angela’s short story “The Turkey Trail“ was published in the collection Naturally Yours: Stories About Indiana’s State Parks and Reservoirs. She has been published in Hope for Women and HOPE is Now magazines.