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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dylan On Work & Calling

All credit to Margie Haack (at her blog: Toads Drink Coffee) for the following re-post. If you aren't familiar with her and her husband, Denis (who I've had the pleasure of hearing preach), they lead the ministry, Ransom Fellowship. Denis wrote a book that influenced me in earlier years, entitled "The Rest of Success". Read a sampling of the unique, thought-provoking, Biblically-informed writing that comes out of their ministry.

The re-purposed post "Dylan On Work & Calling":

Rolling Stone: So live performance is a purpose you find fulfilling?

Dylan: If you’re not fulfilled in other ways, performing can never make you happy. Performing is something you have to learn how to do it. You do it, you get better at it, you keep going. And if you don’t get better at it, you have to give it up. Is it a fulfilling way of life? What kind of way of life is fulfilling? No kind of life is fulfilling if your soul hasn’t been redeemed. 

You’ve described what you do not as a career but as a calling.

Everybody has a calling, don’t they? Some have a high calling, some have a low calling. Everybody is called but few are chosen. There is a lot of distraction for people, so you might not never find the real you. A lot of people don’t. 

How would you describe your calling?

Mine? Not any different than anybody else’s. Some people are called to be a good sailor. Some people have a calling to be a good tiller of the land. Some people are called to be a good friend. You have to be the best at whatever you’re called at. Whatever you do. You ought to be the best at it – highly skilled. It’s about confidence – not arrogance.

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