Devotions from Henri Nouwen’s book, The Inner Voice of Love

Today’s devotion is on following our deepest calling. When we discover in ourselves something that is a gift from God, we have to claim it and not let it be taken from us. Sometimes people who don’t know our heart may miss the importance of something that is part of our deepest self.  They might not know us well enough to respond to our genuine needs. It is then that we have to speak our heart and follow our own deepest calling. Many of us may give in too easily to other’s influence and may start questioning and doubting ourselves.  We may end up agreeing with the other before we have consulted our own heart. But instead we need to be attentive to our inner self. Let us act and speak from our solid inner base without apologies-humbly but convincingly.