The image you hold of God can affect your desire to answer the call of God in your life. For example, if you feel God is to be feared, you are unlikely to enthusiastically seek a way to use the gifts God has bestowed on you. You will be too concerned about putting a foot wrong.
see God as an angry God, you may be so worried about making a mistake that you
cannot focus on gaining a clearer vision of life’s calling.
the other hand, you see God as compassionate, you will have the freedom to
explore various pathways toward clarifying that calling. Knowing God is
compassionate encourages you to understand that God is patient with growing things.
God is patient with you.
-- Ann Siddall and Gary Stuckey
in Tending the Seed: Nurture Your God-Given Potential, © 2005.
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