Too many precious thoughts have been wasted on “project self”. Most disappointing is that waste found within the Christian community. We spiritualise it by using phrases like “finding my calling” or “pursuing my destiny”. Those are, I’m afraid, mostly masks on the same ugly face that plagues the heart of all mankind: self-centerdness.
Our calling is simple and as general as it is powerful: we are called to be children of the Most High, sons and daughters of the King of all Creation. Are we uniquely created? Of course we are. Does God have a unique path for us to walk in this world? Of course He does. But I have never understood myself or found my path by looking for either one of them. Everything about and around me becomes clearer when I set my eyes not on the ground before me but on the horizon of God’s love embodied in Christ Jesus.