Former ‘The View’ co-host, Paula Faris, shared her reason behind leaving her dream job. It took her a series of wake-up calls from God to finally get her attention and say yes to her true calling.
In an interview with Faithwire, the 44-year-old enlightened listeners with her perspective to the true meaning of calling. But the journey has not been easy. It caused her leave her career as a journalist and anchor. “When I was at the height, anchoring ‘Good Morning America’ weekends and co-hosting ‘The View’, it seemed like I had it all professionally. But my personal life was just falling apart,” she said.
Faithwire described Paris’ hard choice in stepping away from her career as “screaming and kicking and even a little angry at God.” Even so, the mother of three felt peace with her decision.
“Most Americans have bought the lie that our value is vocation and our worth is work and that doing is somehow the only value that we bring to society. It’s critical for Christians to uncouple ‘calling’ from ‘career’,” she stated.
Faith Calling vs Vocational Calling
She continued, “When we throw that word around, are we talking faith calling or are we talking vocational calling? One changes and one never does. Your faith calling is your purpose. And that is the reason you’re on this earth and it has nothing to do with your career.”
“I thought that my faith calling was to be the best broadcaster that I could be, using the gifts God gave me. But when I experience a vocational shift, then my purpose is rocked and I don’t know who I am.”
“Your faith calling and your purpose will never change in your life, no matter the change in tides, no matter the personal crisis or pandemic. It is never going to change. It is to love God ad love people – that’s it. Our vocational callings, though, change. At any given time in our lives, the vocation we practice is the vehicle by which you love God and love people. It’s just the conduit to fulfill your purpose and it will change” she explained.
Along with quitting her job, she also has endured a miscarriage, car accident, concussion and surgery. Nevertheless, Paris calls her sufferings blessings in tragedy for it made her see what was really important. She tells more of her experiences in her new book, “Called Out; Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling.”
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