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How to Be Confident in Your Unique Calling
Episode 4155th December 2022 • Everyday Disciple Podcast • Caesar Kalinowski
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People who know their calling in life seem to live with a form of built-in GPS that guides them throughout their lives. They’re focused, they know where they're going. And while calling and vocation sometimes overlap, they are in fact very different things. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, you’ll discover how to find your unique calling and live it with more clarity and confidence. Let’s get started on your journey of discovery! In This Episode You’ll Learn:
  • Is there such a thing as a “personal calling”?
  • If your calling can change throughout your life.
  • How to discover and affirm the calling God has given YOU.
  • Download the worksheet to get started defining your calling and mission now!
Get started here... From this episode: “One definition for what a 'calling' is, that we find helpful… 'God’s personal invitation for me to work on His agenda, using the talents I’ve been given in ways that are eternally significant.'”  
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Caesar Kalinowski:

Are you like many of my friends that have spent years wondering what their true calling is in life?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Without being able to find it, it seems there are many who are constantly thinking that they've missed their true calling or they're having trouble finding it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it possible that we can miss it and therefore miss out on the best life God desires for us?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is there even a biblical concept of having a personal calling and what if we never figure it out?

Heath Hollensbe:

Welcome to the Everyday Disciple Podcast, where you'll learn how to live with greater intentionality and an integrated faith that naturally fits into every area of life.

Heath Hollensbe:

In other words, discipleship as a lifestyle.

Heath Hollensbe:

This is the stuff your parents, pastors and seminary professors probably forgot to tell you.

Heath Hollensbe:

And now here's your host, Caesar Kalinowski.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay, here we go.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I guess it's that time of year again.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It has gotten pretty darn cold here in the old Pacific Northwest.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I live kind of in the Seattle Tacoma area and we don't really get a whole lot of snow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like maybe we get it once a year.

Caesar Kalinowski:

If and if that's the case, maybe it doesn't even stick.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Some years we get nothing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Just a few flurries, but here we are and it has already been snowing several times this week.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Not sticking much, but here and there a.

Caesar Kalinowski:

A little freaky and kind of hard to believe, to be honest with you.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But Tina and I are from Chicago originally, so we still have our driving chops for the snow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

We're just a little bit more worried about our, uh, neighbors, let's just say our p n w neighbors maybe sliding into us anyway.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Something pretty cool happened this week.

Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

Kind of hard to believe, but thank you.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I hope you'll share it out and let's keep going.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Maybe we'll be in the top 1% next year.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Who knows?

Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

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Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Now, last week I had my buddy Tim McIntyre on the show, and he was sharing how as a full-time pastor recently getting a second part-time job, had just energized his heart for people and he really feels like it's part of his calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Overall to be a pastor within his neighborhood and within the city, and even as he gets to know people and lead others who have jobs outside the church.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So if you've not heard that yet, back up an episode, listen to it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I think you'll love it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But as he talked about that, we started hearing from people like, how do you even know you're calling in the first place?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Maybe the just, I have a job, or maybe I just, even as a pastor or a leader at a church, maybe it's just a job and it's not my.

Caesar Kalinowski:

How do you even know that?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Well, not too long back.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Heath Hollandsbe and I had a little talk about all this kind of thinking about this, and some folks were kind of wondering.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I wanna share that conversation with you right now.

Caesar Kalinowski:

All right, here we go.

Caesar Kalinowski:

This was another

Heath Hollensbe:

one that was, it was the listener suggested show posted on the Facebook group a while back, said, Hey, would you do a topic on the calling?

Heath Hollensbe:

There's a bunch of people calling called on.

Heath Hollensbe:

Yeah, said, yeah, please do one on that.

Heath Hollensbe:

And.

Heath Hollensbe:

There was this like general essence that we'd like to have a show about how to find your calling.

Heath Hollensbe:

And even one of the members said that, like, I'm struggling to figure out what's next for myself after eight years of full-time vocational ministry and fires in Christian business.

Heath Hollensbe:

And so, um, I just wonder, man, what, what are your thoughts on that?

Heath Hollensbe:

Do you think there is biblical examples of somebody actually having like a personal calling or a maybe even a personal mission statement in life?

Caesar Kalinowski:

I, yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I mean, we don't find that term, you know what I mean, in scripture, but I do believe that God, Unique and awesome plans for all his kids.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I, I, I really do.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I think, I think God's very aware of what , you know Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

The plans he has for us.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I believe that we were created in God's own image, filled with his spirit, and sent out on God's ultimate mission to fill the world with His glory and what he's like.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But within that, I think God is, has and gives us unique roles to play in this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And the part.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, we might be defining as a personal calling, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So I think there's God's overall mission to fill the world with glory, what he's like.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But I think he definitely gives, I mean, check out, I, I'm gonna kind of skim through a bit of first Corinthians 12.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, starting in verse four says, there are different kinds of gifts, but the same spirit distributes them.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That gives us a little insight into calling too.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

He goes, there's different kinds of service, but the same Lord.

Caesar Kalinowski:

There are different kinds of working, but in all them and in everyone, it is the same God at work.

Caesar Kalinowski:

See, so that's kind of tying back to what I'm saying, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then it goes into, it goes into a little later, like verse 12.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Just as you know, one body has many parts, but all of its many parts form one body.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So it is with Christ, for we all been baptized by here it is again one spirit.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So it's to form one body and jumping ahead a little later, it's like, now if the foot should say, because I'm not a hand, I don't belong to the body.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So you know that passage, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I, I think what we're seeing here is that like yes, in Christ and powered by the Spirit over and over and over.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's spirit's work.

Caesar Kalinowski:

We all are different body parts.

Caesar Kalinowski:

We all have unique roles to play.

Caesar Kalinowski:

The work might look different, but it's all Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But we get it uniquely.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure, of course.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Uh, also came to mind thinking about this was.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Jeremiah 29 11 for I know the plans I have for you declares the Lords and he goes on and it's good news plans to prosper you.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So that's good news.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Ephesians two, Ten, for we are God's Handy Work created in Christ to do good works.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's always been one of my favorite verses, huh.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It just kind of blows my mind that in advance, and if you do the study on that, it's like basically before he ever spun this up and you know, laid the foundations of the earth, God knew me.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Knew you, knew everybody listening, and he knew and had prepared in advance stuff for us to do so.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So do I go?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is there biblical precedent for us having a unique sort of personal calling or work that God has for us?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

If I believe scripture, I think.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Now check this out.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Romans one, five, I think expresses in a pretty tight few words, the personal calling or personal mission statement of, uh, our buddy, the Apostle Paul.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It says, he says through him and for his namesake.

Caesar Kalinowski:

We receive grace in apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's what he's doing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like it's a specific person, it's a specific goal and he knows why he's doing it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know what I mean?

Caesar Kalinowski:

That sounds like calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, um, I think we get to discover and live out the gifting and if we wanna use the word calling or unique mission within God's overall plan.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Super fun.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I think we get to super exciting.

Heath Hollensbe:

Yeah.

Heath Hollensbe:

So, okay, let's unpack this a little bit.

Heath Hollensbe:

Maybe we could define this, uh, personal calling and then also this corporate or maybe community calling.

Heath Hollensbe:

Is there differences between those two?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Uh, I think both can have a calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I think when people come together with shared missions, shared calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sometimes that's formed or an organization starts and says, this is our call, this is our mission.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And people say, um, my giftings, my unique call.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Fits within that.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So sometimes you can have people even with a personal call, but collected together on a corporate call.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, you know, I, I'm not the definitive expert on any of this, right.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But I find it fascinating and I've actually studied it for years, so I was like really happy to jump into the topic.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But let me just so we can, people can kind of work out their own stuff too.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Here's a couple definitions of this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I found.

Caesar Kalinowski:

There's this famous author, uh, guy's written like 30 books and minister, his name's Frederick Buchner.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And he says, and, and this kind of gives me a piece of it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

He goes, the place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Wow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Where your deep gladness in the world's deep hunger meet.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's God's calling you.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Wow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, Brad Lomenick from a guy from Catalyst.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Some people know him.

Caesar Kalinowski:

He puts it this way.

Caesar Kalinowski:

God's personal invitation.

Caesar Kalinowski:

This is what he says.

Caesar Kalinowski:

This is your, this is your calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

God's personal invitation for me to work on his agenda using the talents I've been given in ways that are eternally significant.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's cool.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's pretty cool, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's a good one.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Someone who I actually studied in under personally met her, was trained by her Lori Beth Jones.

Caesar Kalinowski:

She wrote a whole bunch of books.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Jesus ceo, the Path where she Helps You Sure Work out Your calling, all kinds of very famous author, wonderful woman.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, she uses the word mission instead of calling like your personal Missional mission statement, you know, and so for us, cuz we use the word mission connected to Disciple.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Calling seems better, so they're kind of interchangeable Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Kind of out there.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But she, she, she's mission is defined as a specific task that a person or group is sent to perform.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Having a personal mission statement helps you to focus on what God has called you to be and do.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So I just wanna say your calling may or may not include your job or your vocation.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But from my personal experience, it can be very awesome when those two align.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know what I mean?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, so you can say, well, my calling in life is this, but how I, you know, put food on the table is this, they don't have to align.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And, and it doesn't necessarily mean that you won't be fulfilled.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I mean, I know people who have great callings in life and, and they're truck driver, you know, and that's what they're calling to drive a truck around.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Then they have their life and that's, they just, it's a, it's great.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, that author I was just mentioning, Lori, beth Jones, she also reminds us not to confuse your goals.

Caesar Kalinowski:

With your calling or your mission.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay, that's really good.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, you know, I got a bucket list and so right now my calling in life is to climb, you know, Mount Rainier.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Now that's a goal.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is that the thing that like your deep longing in life, you feel like you've been uniquely gifted and it's gonna, you know, to go back to Buckner's, like where your deep gladness meets the world's deep hunger.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Because God's God of good news, the gospel's good news for all of life.

Caesar Kalinowski:

If we're, if we've been put here to show the world what he's like to be a part of that overarching mission to fill the world with God's glory, then I like what he's saying there.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, I think there's something that God's gonna do in us and, and put a burden on our heart that we go like, and I love, would love to do that and look at what it does to show God's glory and meet needs in the world.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And you know, so,

Heath Hollensbe:

you know, it's interesting, even as you were just talking, I remember.

Heath Hollensbe:

A message from back.

Heath Hollensbe:

I was probably in fifth grade and a guy named Bill Wilson out of Metro Ministries in New York who serves underprivileged kids.

Heath Hollensbe:

Mm-hmm.

Heath Hollensbe:

every largest Sunday school in America.

Heath Hollensbe:

And he would, one statement he said was the need is the call.

Heath Hollensbe:

Like so many people in their life sit around waiting to figure out their calling.

Heath Hollensbe:

Meanwhile, everything around them's falling apart, and I don't think it's

Caesar Kalinowski:

a bad place to start.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Especially if you feel like, oh, a little leap in your heart when you see the need.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's not a hassle.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I can remember when we first moved to Tacoma, and it's pretty gritty for those who don't live here, Tacoma, it's called Grit City.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's called Grit City.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And it's come a long way, you know, and it's wonderful.

Caesar Kalinowski:

We love it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But I can remember because God had placed a call on our life and part of our call was to a place and a people, and it was Tacoma.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I remember like all of a sudden it wasn't like, Hey, there's that homeless guy on the park bench.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It was like, Hey, there's my homeless guy on that park bench.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Mm-hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Let's go see what he's up to.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, personal aspect to it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It was different.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It was like, it wasn't like, Ooh, that guy's kind of dirty and stinky and weird and he's probably gonna wanna talk my ear off and am I gonna get stuck all afternoon hanging out?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Just, you know.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It was like, That's my guy.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Mm-hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

, you know, cause like, so when you see need, but then your heart leaps a little bit, like you said, like the need is the call sometimes.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like pay attention to that.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

If everything

Heath Hollensbe:

around you's falling apart and you're like, I just dunno if I'm called to that.

Heath Hollensbe:

Like, no,

Heath Hollensbe:

jump

Caesar Kalinowski:

in.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Oh my gosh.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, try.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So what

Heath Hollensbe:

would you suggest would be, um, some good first steps for us as we start to uncover.

Heath Hollensbe:

Maybe even start to clarify and put

Caesar Kalinowski:

some flesh to our calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I wanna put some rubber on the road here with this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, so again, I found some great insight from Brad Lomenick on this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, he says, he, I think seeing God's will in calling for your life begins by asking yourself sort of some important questions.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And, and I love this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

He goes, what keeps me awake when I should be falling asleep?

Caesar Kalinowski:

The answer will expose What makes you mad or makes you cry?

Caesar Kalinowski:

What lingers in your mi mind long after dark?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then the second questions kind of the other side of the coin.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, from similar, from another angle.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What wakes me up when I should still be sleeping in the morning?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like this morning I was telling you I got up super, super early, was the last day of the everyday discipleship challenge, you know, live cuz we're, this will be airing a couple weeks after, you know, it's a cooler and.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It is.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Uh, I was, I'm just up, I'm laying in bed going like, I can't, I got, I got stuff to do, but I can't wait to get started.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And why am I laying here and I'm tired as heck, but I can't, you know what I mean?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, that woke me up.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I think that helps uncover what you value, what you're committed to, what you're excited.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then here's some other questions that I think would be, people would find helpful.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That this will kind of help people.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Oh.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so they might wanna write these down.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Might wanna write these down.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So here's a question.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What are your passions and gift.

Caesar Kalinowski:

At the intersection of these two elements, you can often find purpose or call.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Heath Hollensbe:

That's fascinating.

Heath Hollensbe:

I've actually been wrestling through this a little bit with, I've had, you know, you know, my story had a couple job changes recently, and I've mm-hmm.

Heath Hollensbe:

went into a whole different world outside of the ministry and loving it and I'm good at it.

Heath Hollensbe:

For your vocation?

Heath Hollensbe:

Yeah.

Heath Hollensbe:

For my vocation.

Heath Hollensbe:

Correct.

Heath Hollensbe:

Yeah.

Heath Hollensbe:

Loving it.

Heath Hollensbe:

Good at it.

Heath Hollensbe:

But there is this sense now that I'm.

Heath Hollensbe:

Yeah, but there's still this aching to actually serve, serve artists and, and I'm, and so there's this tension growing

Caesar Kalinowski:

in heart, but for, I think for many, many, many, most people, perhaps they're calling that thing where their passion and gift intersect may have nothing to do with how they feed their family.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, I think you're absolutely, and that's not a bad thing and people need to hear that, cuz I think it's wonderful if you get to do your calling and you get vocation at the same time you get Yeah, it's wonderful, but.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, it's, it's wonderful, but it is rare and.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I don't want people to think like, oh, but I haven't arrived until like we were talking the other day to somebody like, yeah, not, you know, like serious Christians, like the ones who really get blessed, they work at churches.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I'm like, eh, no, I, how many Christians get to, I mean, you know what I mean?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so most

Heath Hollensbe:

people that work at churches would not.

Heath Hollensbe:

Not even reflect that

Caesar Kalinowski:

statement.

Caesar Kalinowski:

They may not, I don't know.

Caesar Kalinowski:

They may not, but so, but, but pay attention.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What are you, what are you passionate about?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And what do you seem to be good at or have some gifting in?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And maybe you need to be, you know, more intentional about developing some of that.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Um, here's a beautiful question.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What, what would you work on or wanna do even if you weren't being paid for it?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, that's a great question.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I would do that like crazy, like for us.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Especially in the earlier days of SOMA, but when this thing was growing, it's like, we're not hiring anybody on staff that doesn't already do this for free.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like they're giving it, they're best, they're passionate, they're gifted, they're giving it to the family, and we just need a whole lot more of it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So we gotta free 'em up from, you know, 40 hours it's doing something else.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But what a cool philosophy, you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's like, so what would you do?

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, like, you know, like one of the questions I ask people, What would you do if money and time were no issue and you knew you couldn't fail?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Because giving yourself to your passion and calling and being a blessing to others, there really is no failing in it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Now some people won't see it that way.

Caesar Kalinowski:

They won't believe me in that.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But if you think about it, like, did you love playing guitar even when you weren't very good.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Oh yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It was passionate.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Oh my gosh.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I can't even, I used, literally, I practiced eight hours a day for years.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, absolutely.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Well, why did I, cuz I wasn't very good at it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Did I love it?

Caesar Kalinowski:

I loved every minute of it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It you, when I got to perform.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Never.

Caesar Kalinowski:

No, we didn't make anything.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's cost us pay to play.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

I was like, you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So like, what is that thing that you're so passionate about?

Caesar Kalinowski:

You'd do it for free?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Or like if time and money were no, like if I just said, Hey, you got all the money in the world in the bank, what are you gonna start doing with your time?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Oh, I'm gonna catch up on Netflix.

Caesar Kalinowski:

No, no, no.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's not your calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's not your passion.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I think it'd be encouraging too,

Heath Hollensbe:

here to say, uh, you know, another way to reframe that question is like, what are you already doing for free.

Heath Hollensbe:

Somebody might actually be operating in that already and not have to start it, but they just

Caesar Kalinowski:

haven't recognized it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That do a lot of work with veterans.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, they're veterans and some family members.

Caesar Kalinowski:

They do a lot of work serving veterans.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Well, that's not their job all day, but that's part of their, what they feel called, like we really wanna serve them, like we feel passionate about it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's their calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Do you get paid for it?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Nope.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's part of your calling, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Here's another, here's another good one.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like what energized you when you were a child.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Does it still animate you?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like any unfulfilled dreams per se?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Oh, yeah, because like before we kind of get the world squished, you know, like our hopes and dreams out of us.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Many of us young in life have a pretty clear understanding of like, who you are and what we do, you know what I mean?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, we haven't been due to be to death yet.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, we haven't had performance anxiety, like just ramp up yet.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So like, like I, I was that guy, man.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I had such clear passion.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Around things.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So when I was very young, it was, it was, it was in, uh, illustration.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I really thought I was gonna be an illustrator.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Wow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I could draw.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I probably still could.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I don't give any time to it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But I could really draw, I could really illustrate stuff.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I thought, that's, that's what I'm gonna do.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then I picked up a guitar and I was like, Nope, that's what I'm gonna do.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I, and I, I did, I played guitar and Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like did it for a living years and years and years and years for a living.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And there again, was it my calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I don't know because I now, you know, as, as an adult and a believer and person who makes disciples and helps people do that, I go like, eh, I think my calling was to, you know, find girlfriends and get chicks and, you know, lots of beer.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's about me.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I don't think it was really a calling, you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

So anyway.

Caesar Kalinowski:

No, it is good,

Heath Hollensbe:

man.

Heath Hollensbe:

When you think back to those like, Young, passionate, what you used to do as a kid, that's a massive sign.

Heath Hollensbe:

Here's

Caesar Kalinowski:

another question, like if you kind of get an idea of what your calling might be, but you're not really living it out.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What barriers are preventing you from pursuing your true calling or what you believe it to be?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Huh?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And could you begin to remove those?

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's a good flip to it there.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Again, remember, your vocation is not your calling, but maybe you'd like it to be.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Let me ask you this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Are you really giving yourself and like your best passions to that call, to that thing that God's uniquely giving you a burden for and gifting for?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, like whenever I was saying, you know, like.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Uh, before, maybe it was in another episode, even like when I first felt God saying, you're gonna teach and lead mm-hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

. And I was like, I don't know how to do any of that, but I, I, yes, I think I'm gonna, I think I'm supposed to, who?

Caesar Kalinowski:

No one wants to listen to me.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Who's who do you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so I got a few guys together and we started a Men's Bible study kind of thing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It was horrible and weird and everything, but God blessed it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I was passionate and I prepared like crazy and off I went.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Now I wasn't getting paid for it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It wasn't my rotation.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It wasn't until way many, many, many, many, many, many years later, God said, and you're gonna be a pastor now, like vocationally.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Really?

Caesar Kalinowski:

I'm not one.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You sure?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep, you are.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I'm gonna make you one.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, um, so like, are you moving towards that in faith and, and you know, faithful with a little faithful?

Caesar Kalinowski:

A lot, I think applies to calling because calling's all wrapped up in passion and gift.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so faithful with a little faithful with a lot.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Nope.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I only play my guitar for myself and that's it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Then it might not be your calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It might be a hobby.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But for you it was a passion and it was like a way to bless other people.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And lead 'em into worship and connect lifestyle to that.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Absolutely.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So you still do this?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, it's just not your primary vocation, you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But maybe someday it will be again.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Who knows?

Caesar Kalinowski:

But I've

Heath Hollensbe:

actually found more freedom and joy in it when it has not been my primary

Caesar Kalinowski:

vocation.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Well, you know what?

Caesar Kalinowski:

See, I'm glad you said that out loud because there are certain things, there's fact, most things where I go, boy, if, if not, you know, even like, even like teaching and speaking and traveling around the world and training people.

Caesar Kalinowski:

God, that'd be a, it'd be a lot more fun and a lot freer if it wasn't also how I make a living a paycheck.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Absolutely.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What I and God provides and so we don't lack anything.

Caesar Kalinowski:

We're not missing meals here or you know, we have cars that run.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, it's like, sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

All this stuff, it's God's golden.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I mean, we are so blessed, so blessed as a family, but I go like, yeah, it could be so don't, don't be too quick to think, that has to be my job.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Cause now you got this burden on you.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Freedom.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Absolutely.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Pursue who you are and who you've been gifted to be uniquely now within God's overarching mission.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So there's a few questions and I, I think a person could.

Caesar Kalinowski:

If they were honest and actually did the work to write those kind of things down and maybe share 'em with someone who knows you pretty well, get a little feedback might help nudge you towards, okay, what is it?

Caesar Kalinowski:

What are some of the things that might be my calling and what are the roadblocks and what would I, how would I start to move towards it more?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Not worrying about the money part of it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, absolutely.

Heath Hollensbe:

So like kind of pressing a little bit deeper into that, what would you think are some practical next steps that people can take?

Heath Hollensbe:

To discover and maybe even a craft, a personal call or a mission statement, like I know you have.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, it's a lot of work.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It can be.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I mean, I think those questions that we just got there from Brad are super helpful.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Now, again, I said I, I developed my personal mission statement to like 30 years ago.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay, so in words it, my mission statement defined my call.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Let's just put it that way.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So like, are they interchangeable words?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Maybe, maybe not sure, but my mission statement sort of defines my call and then everything else, the bracket, it's the brackets for me and bigger than anything, or let me say, as much as knowing what I was supposed to be about, it immediately helped me to know what I wasn't gonna be about.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Oh wow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like that's good.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's a good thing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Clarified of it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's not my thing though.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's a good thing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Maybe that's your thing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Hey, that looks like your thing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You wanna end, that's not my thing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

My calling, you know what I mean?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so I learned how to do it from Lori Beth Jones.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so the tips I wanna give people, and I even have a really cool download that'll be a part of the big three this week that is pretty elaborate.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And, and a person did the work on this worksheet, asked those other questions.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And in this worksheet, I think they could craft themselves.

Caesar Kalinowski:

A pretty usable mission statement that would help 'em define their call.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I really do.

Caesar Kalinowski:

For me, this was life changing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I'm gonna tell everybody what my mission statement calling is here in a minute, but let me answer, can I get back to the question?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, absolutely.

Caesar Kalinowski:

All right.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So the question was like, what are some steps, what will people do?

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, Lori Beth, she has this whole process and she's taught it like at the White House.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I mean, she's taught it all over the world.

Caesar Kalinowski:

The biggest leaders.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, I mean, it's amazing.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And she starts at step one.

Caesar Kalinowski:

She says, you know, all this requires action.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so she has, you started by looking for action words, which are verbs.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Action words, which are verbs and, and, and huge list of verbs.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then you just kind of read over 'em and you go, which ones excite you?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, which ones excite you?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I'll, I'll tell you my mission statement a minute.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Cause I've done it her way.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And it's, like I said, it's been transformational for me.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So is Tina.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Years ago we used to teach on this a lot.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like I said, I was, I was trained in this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so, so you start out with this list of verbs and it's on this worksheet, and you just kind circle all the ones that like, just like, oh, that excites me, that inspires me.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then you whittle it down to like, what are my three.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's me.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, you know, like, sure, like, you know, stuff that's out here like facilitate or, or foster or renew or translate or brighten or build or communicate or embrace or encourage or illuminate or present or Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Integrate or you know.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And some people here, those words and you go, oh, one of those, you know, so there's this crazy long list.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So then you find.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And you combine those verbs.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So like, my, my calling or my mission is to this, this, and that.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Verbs, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then you write a sentence about each, and you work this out.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I'm not gonna get into the whole worksheet, but then you, you identify your core value.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Now some people really wanna start with that first, and I'm okay with that.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, flip that around and then get the verbs.

Caesar Kalinowski:

She's got a method to her madness and it really, it worked well for us.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So like, what is what?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Core value that you feel passionate about?

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's back to that question, like what keeps you up at night or what wakes you up, you know, in the morning when you should be sleeping.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it truth?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it honesty?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it kindness?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it forgiveness?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it love?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it nobility?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it excellence?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it simplicity or humility or commitment or justice or, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like what's your core value?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And there's a big list of them you can look at here and see if something jumps out.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so you're combining these together, right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like my, these verbs connected to my mission statement.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And then identify your tribe.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Get clear on who, whom you wanna serve or be around or inspire.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I I have a friend of mine who, um, is, you know, he, he's always been able to clarify his call by who he's called to serve with.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I know people that are very clear.

Caesar Kalinowski:

They get very clear on, I'm not exactly sure how I'm gonna do it, but my passion is those people.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And this, this is what I see their need.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I have passion like crazy, but specifically burden for them.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like I, I have a, a brother of a really good friend of mine, and I've known this guy for years too.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I don't know him that well, but I, but I, but I know him and he just has had a lifelong burden in calling to, uh, you know, native Americans, you know, here in North America.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so he has given his life.

Caesar Kalinowski:

In ministry to serving and discipling and, and bettering their lives.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It was, it was the people group.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Right?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Wow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, so identify your tribe.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It might be parents, it might be kids, it might be kids in need of adoption, it might be musicians.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It might be dads, it might, you know, baseball players, you know.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Right.

Caesar Kalinowski:

People they calling is connected to like businessmen or women in business, or my calling is towards people who wanna be in business.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I just wanna help 'em.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Right.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay, great.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So I'm gonna, I'm gonna give you this whole download sheet and it's a big dealio and let me read you what mine is and you'll see how these come together.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Okay.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So my mission is to communicate, steward and promote divine truth in the world.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Wow.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And, uh, 30 years.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And going through this process and being with Lori Beth and being trained and all and really working it out, that mission to communicate Stewart and promote divine truth in the world has said no to a billion things for my schizophrenic brain.

Heath Hollensbe:

Yeah.

Heath Hollensbe:

It's funny, I remember when I was, when I was out on the road talking to a guy who's made us very well in the music business, uh, and most of our listeners would know who this person is, and I said, if you had to.

Heath Hollensbe:

One tip of advice, like, you're gonna get hit by a truck, what would it be?

Heath Hollensbe:

And he said, my whole life motto has been, know who you're not and never go there.

Heath Hollensbe:

Hmm.

Heath Hollensbe:

It's like a lot of people, you know, it's a, and it's an inverse, right?

Heath Hollensbe:

Like, I've had to say no to a lot of things because I'm not gonna.

Heath Hollensbe:

Try to be something I'm not to to take that on.

Heath Hollensbe:

It sounds like something you just said.

Heath Hollensbe:

Like I've said, no, because I'm so focused on what my calling

Caesar Kalinowski:

is and I'll tell you when I am com think about it communicating.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's what I do all day.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Right.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, stewarding for me that means like I have to live this too.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like I've been give, you know, given divine truth and I wanna promote it in the world.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like I wanna promote the Gospel, I wanna promote truth.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What's really true about God and you and your, you know, so it's like, it's weird.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I look back from 30 years ago.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's my call.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's what I'm passionate about.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I wanna communicate Stewart and promote divine truth.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Everywhere.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I've thought about like is it just the men?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Is it just the families?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so far God hasn't allowed me to narrow it, you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But I kind of wish it was , you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's not there yet.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Right.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But it hasn't changed.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It hasn't changed for me.

Heath Hollensbe:

So, I know we don't have a ton of time left, but I do wanna hit this last question cause I think it's important.

Heath Hollensbe:

And I've heard from many people, we've heard from many people that fear that, that, that maybe they've.

Heath Hollensbe:

missed Their calling in life and, and do you think it's possible that we ever miss the call of God on our lives because of laziness or disobedience or ignorance or mistakenly hearing what we thought the call was supposed to be?

Heath Hollensbe:

And I'm wondering if you could speak into that a bit or maybe share some encouragement for those who feel that they've already missed theirs.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I, I think you can't, you could miss your calling.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Absolutely.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, Jesus is, the road is narrow, you know, in the.

Caesar Kalinowski:

What's that mean?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like walking in God's ways, life in the kingdom.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Where's, where does the kingdom exist?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Were those who submit to the king.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, um, could we live in the kingdom and the road is narrow and he says, few.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Find it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, we, we tend to make that meta like meaning few.

Caesar Kalinowski:

few are gonna make it to heaven.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You know, it's not what he's talking about at all.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's not even what talking about.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And so I think, yes, I think that we can be completely loved by God.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Completely saved and forgive.

Caesar Kalinowski:

No barrier between us and God anymore and because of some of the things you listed, either maybe ignorance, fear, disobedience, self love that probably I'll just speak for myself, probably got in the way of my true mission calling for a long time.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like I was saying, I was a musician for a really long time, for all the wrong reasons.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

For one primary reason.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Me , and, um, I think you could miss.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I think you could say, you know, like I've had job after, or I had a job I loved, but I never really did anything in life that was passionate.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And it's like, I hope if nothing else today, some people are going like, that's helpful to find mine.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I've been trying to figure it out.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's, you know, that's why the questions were proposed to us and for others it might be like, you know, I've never even thought about it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I just, I wanna be a good person.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's my call.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's like, oh, for such a time as this.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, go for it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You've been created with passion and like, what are you passionate about?

Caesar Kalinowski:

And some people say, well, I don't even know.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And it's like, well, I think if, if, if I fill up my day and my time and my life with stuff that's not of great importance or not connected to God's glory and his overarching call on our lives and mission to fill the world with his glory, I think it'd be very easy to miss it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And, and, and very.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Be very complacent.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And I think if I had to pick one word, it would say, what would cost a person to miss their calling?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Complacency.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Hmm.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, because you know what I said, the Jesus in my heart prayer and, uh, I'm just kind of waiting around for heaven.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I don't, it's really sin in big ways anymore, quote unquote.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But, you know, sins always in the attitude.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's an unbelief.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And, uh, I'm just complacent.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I.

Caesar Kalinowski:

And it's like, you know, you created like, as part of this body, like good works, prepared in advance for you to do, like all that stuff doesn't excite you.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So if nothing else, I hope someone, listeners will hear this and just go like, I, I have to get towards this and I'm not even worried about it being my vocation or my job yet.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I wanna figure out what I'm passionate about and start trying some things.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Go for it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Go for it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah, write it down.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Tell some people, and.

Caesar Kalinowski:

You're not pouring cement.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But generally I think if you find that thing, it won't, it probably is gonna guide you for a long time.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

I really Beautiful man.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So now how you accomplish that calling might change Like right now, you know, I wasn't doing a podcast 30 years ago.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Sure.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Whoa.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Did you call change?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Nope.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Still communicating divine truth, you know?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yeah.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That's what I'm still doing.

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Trying to steward it in my life.

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Help other people steward the truth of the Gospel in their life every day.

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Yep.

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So how you accomplish your call could change very, very much if you're clear on what it is, you're truly passionate about.

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To whom you know?

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Yeah.

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Love it, ma'am.

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Hey, let's

Heath Hollensbe:

get to the big three.

Heath Hollensbe:

Let's do it.

Heath Hollensbe:

You can get the big three for this week, which are the big three takeaways.

Heath Hollensbe:

If nothing else we want you walking

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away with, you can get a download of it written down for you.

Heath Hollensbe:

That's why.

Heath Hollensbe:

So pretty when you do it like you do a good job with that,

Caesar Kalinowski:

uh, you know, I don't do it.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Someone else does it for us . Okay?

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And as always, you can get a printable PDF of this week's Big three has a free download by going to everyday Disciple dot.

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Slash big three right now.

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Go get it.

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And we've got that cool bonus download from Lori Beth Jones for you this week.

Caesar Kalinowski:

That'll be included.

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Okay, so here we go.

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First one, you're created in God's image and you've been sent by Jesus to show the world.

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What God's really like.

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Yep.

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So within God's overarching desire to see the whole world filled with his glory, you do have unique life experiences, different than mine, different everybody else's perspectives, gifts and passions that he has given you for this eternal purpose.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Wow.

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Don't miss that.

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Yeah.

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It's not like, well, some people get it.

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Nope.

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I don't, I don't see that in scripture.

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Um, second thing though, you may at times doubt your calling.

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Like, I'm not sure if I'm clear on it.

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Never doubt God's perfect love for you.

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He doesn't like withhold it or remove it.

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Don't feel like God will not or cannot truly bless your life and the work of your hands until you've perfectly discovered your personal calling and you get it all written out nice and neat.

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You are his beloved daughter.

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You're his beloved son and his desire to prosper and bless flows outta his great love and care for you now, right where you are, whatever you're doing or not doing, even you have the same loving father.

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Please don't doubt his love.

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Yeah.

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As you work out your calling.

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And the third thing is like, I'm just gonna quote a little scripture here, Psalm 37, 4, to let yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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Does that mean like, well, I desired up and God's gotta give it to me.

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Like Genie, I'm gonna rub the.

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You know the lamp or no?

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No.

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I, I believe that verse means God will, if you delight yourself in him, he will actually give you the desires of your heart what to desire.

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Hmm.

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If you have a longing, passion, and a godly desire to give yourself to a particular cause or people, group or service, don't fear moving in that direction in faith.

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God's probably given you that desire.

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Yep.

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And then when he fulfills it and you get to do it, you're like, oh my, he's the best I get to do this.

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I placed it in your heart.

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I gave you the desire of your heart, and then I equipped you and you trusted me.

Caesar Kalinowski:

So, and then I'd say the next thing is download the big three for this week, along with that worksheet from Lori Beth Jones.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Yep.

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Because it really summarizes a crazy amount of teaching and practice now and get started on your journey of discovering your calling today.

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Don't wait.

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Okay.

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Hey,

Heath Hollensbe:

next week we're gonna talk about how to celebrate.

Heath Hollensbe:

Well, celebrating according to the Gospel party time.

Caesar Kalinowski:

It's party time next week.

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Shouldn't Christians be the most celebratory people in the world?

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Shouldn't that be like our rep?

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like, Hey, church.

Caesar Kalinowski:

Like they don't buy, leave what those Christians believe, but get invited to their party.

Caesar Kalinowski:

But we'll talk about all that.

Heath Hollensbe:

Yeah, boy.

Heath Hollensbe:

It's not gonna be like your church lady.

Heath Hollensbe:

Right, , thanks for joining us today.

Heath Hollensbe:

For more information on this show and to get loads of free discipleship resources, visit everyday Disciple dot com and remember, you really can live with the spiritual freedom and relational peace that Jesus promised every day.