The Adventure of Calling

My life motto is John 10:10 where Jesus says: “I have come that you might have life, and life to the full.”

This talk on the Adventure of Calling was given a few months ago in North Carolina. It definitely applies to all of us, and is worth a listen. Below I’ll paste a few quotes that I included:

If you want the adventure of calling, you have to COME:

Claim God’s promises
Obey God’s instructions
Maintain faith in God’s leading
Embrace risks for God’s glory


“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.” Thomas Merton

Two Cornell psychologists (Gilovic and Medvec) did lots of research, found time key factor in regrets. Tend to regret our actions in short term, but long term regret inactions. Study found that in an average week, action regrets slightly greater than inaction regrets – 53% to 47%. But people looking back at end of lives, inaction 84% to action 16%. So end of lives we may have made a few mistakes but our biggest regrets will be risks we didn’t take. Anticipating future regret, Mark Twain warns us, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Oswald: “If you abandon everything to Jesus, and come when He says, “Come,” then He will continue to say, “Come,” through you. You will go out into the world reproducing the echo of Christ’s “Come,” That is the result in every soul who has abandoned all and come to Jesus. Have I come to Him? Will I come now?”

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4 comments

  • Trust in God fully and your regrets will be less and less !

  • Trust in God!
    Let go, let God, let’s go !

  • When God called me to become a Christian on an Alpha course in 2003 he did so with Psalm 139:14 “I praise you Lord for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Thank you Simon for reminding me that I still am!

  • Excellent transformational engineer

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