"God is stirring something up in me, and I don't know what it is." Sue Setzer heard those words recently from a client at the Career and Personal Counseling Service, Charlotte, N.C. The thirtysomething businessman had taken his church's youth group to camp so they could have a deeply spiritual experience.
Instead, he had one himself and began wrestling with questions about his calling and career. "Should I leave the business world or stay and work with an attitude of serving joyfully?" he wondered. "How do I sort out these feelings?"
Millions of people probably ask his questions. They're also repeated on television and in magazines, starting with Oprah Winfrey who regularly exhorts 22 million U.S. viewers and many millions of readers to "use your life" to help others.
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