Episode 34 is all about vocation
It seems like most people in my circles these days are in transition. Often it has to do with vocation. Sometimes we use words like career, job, calling, and vocation interchangeably, but there are distinct differences. This week on the podcast our focus is vocation with teacher, pastor, church planter, and author Deborah Loyd. She is author of the newly published Your Vocational Credo.
Deborah defines vocation as something that we would do whether or not there is a paycheck involved. She says it’s a passion that exudes from our soul and transcends any particular job or career we may find ourselves in. Vocation is that thing that brings joy even when there are the tedious bits you have to deal with.
If you are struggling to find your vocation, some helpful questions Deborah suggests are:
- What keeps you awake at night?
- What brings you to tears?
- What makes you angry?
- What would you be compelled to do even if there was no paycheck associated with it?
These questions aren’t necessarily answered easily or quickly, but they are worth pondering and exploring if you hope to live a fulfilling and satisfying life.
Deborah Loyd unfolds her story on the podcast of how she discovered the theme of her life. It all centers on voice. I don’t want to spoil it, so you’ll just have to take a listen!