The Place God Calls You To

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." --Frederick Buechner

How many times have you heard (or thought) this: "I am afraid to find out what God is calling me to do. What if I'm called to be a missionary to Africa?"

Clearly, God does call some to be missionaries. I suspect they find great joy in their work. 

But what if God is calling you to do something that brings you great joy, maybe even right where you are, while at the same time meeting a deep need for others?

Where is your deep gladness? What brings you great joy? What energizes you?

What is the world hungry for? 
Where does your deep gladness intersect with the world's deep need?

"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." --1 Peter 4:10