Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Musings - More (book review)

We all have a personal calling, however sometimes it's difficult to define and follow that call as we get caught up in the busyness of our everyday life.


In his book More: Find Your Personal Calling and Live Life to the Fullest Measure, author Todd Wilson provides information on ten foundations of calling as well as a framework for discovering and defining our own personal calling.

The book (which I received free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review) begins with descriptions and discussion about ten foundations or truths about calling. These foundations (like trusting the Author of our story, stepping forward in faith, and taking personal responsibility for the unique role Jesus gives us) provide a base for completing the steps in the second half of the book to discover our unique call. Our calling consists of a primary (or general) calling and a secondary (or unique personal) calling. The author discusses these two callings using a three part framework: BE-DO-GO.

We all have the same basic general calling - to be disciples of Christ [BE] who make disciples of Christ [DO] wherever we are [GO]. Once we understand this principal, we can then move on to the three components of our unique calling. There are questions and steps to help us work through this process. I've studied and thought about my personal calling many times, and I found this framework to be a great way to reassess where I am right now. In fact, I'll probably work back through the exercises in this section to help me refine my personal calling - being a teacher [BE] who encourages others in their everyday walk with the Lord [DO] in my daily life [GO].

This is a very well-written, easy-to-read book with practical steps to help us discover our unique calling. I definitely recommend it for anyone who is seeking to find or better understand the calling God has placed on your life.

How would describe your calling?

1 comment:

Susanne said...

This sounds very interesting. I just started the book Joining Jesus on His Mission, How To Be An Everyday Missionary. I don't believe I'll ever be a "missionary" even in my own neighborhood, but this book is changing my mind about some things, because I'm finding out it isn't about what I would be doing. I may have to read More as a follow-up. I think maybe Jesus is getting my attention in a new way, at least.