Embrace Your Authentic Calling

This week Lucinda Secrest McDowell’s blog is featured over at author Ginger Harrington’s website with a message on answering God’s call in an authentic manner – here is a taste…

Our universal calling for each believer is to live as a follower of Jesus in every aspect of life as we seek to live out the grace and truth of Jesus. I love how Frederick Buechner puts it: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

Encouragment to live a soul strong life from Lucinda Secrest McDowell.

But what if your life seems impossible?

What is your unique calling?

Or you are still trying to figure out which path will lead to fulfilling your purpose? A mentor long ago gave me wise advice when trying to make a decision: Choose the path that appears to coincide with the arc of your life.

We can choose.

It is actually within our power to decide each day how we will live out the numerous interruptions, joys, crises, and surprises that come our way as twenty-first century women. With endless resources provided by the One who knows us best and loves us most – God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.

The great news is that God is not limited by our decisions – He can confirm a call, redirect us, or even open a surprising new door of opportunity.Our greatest choice is obedience to His will and His way. But that looks different on each person.

God can use anything in our lives – gifts, experiences, brokenness, training – to use us as influencers for His kingdom. He further equips us as we take baby steps forward, perhaps starting with one small step of obedience.

The best part is He promises to be with us on the journey.

Encouragment to live a soul strong life from Lucinda Secrest McDowell. With Book Giveaway.

Click HERE to finish my story as I reveal my hardest/best calling ever and talk a little bit about arguing with God – and that time Moses tried it…

“Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength”

©2020 Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Join Lucinda’s LIVE interview with Ginger TODAY Sept. 23 at NOON (Eastern) on Facebook Live @Ginger Harrington as we talk about becoming Soul Strong!

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Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” She has authored 15 books including “Soul Strong – 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life” and “Life-Giving Choices – 60 Days to What Matters Most.” She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and shares encouragement at LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com

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  1. Maggie Rowe on September 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    More than practically anyone I know, you have lived out your calling, LSM! Proud to know you.

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