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Summary: There is great desire these days to discover our Spiritual gifts. An industry now exists to meet this very need. Can we boil down the techniques and find our calling? An article written for www.wit4life.com

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So many of us desire to know our spiritual gifts from God. We hope to find purpose in God’s Kingdom and make a difference for the Lord. We each are in fact ministers as it says in Ephesians 4:11-13 “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” As Christians this desire so strong an entire industry surrounds this aspect of spirituality.

At the website 48days.com Christian founder Dan Miller offers articles and products which help one “Find work you’ll love in 48 days”. Through his strategies you can find your calling and get out of a job you loath. His calling must be inspiring hope with systematic formulas, MP3 files and tele-classes. Ah, I find a role model at last!

I scan site with amused interest. He, like myself, enjoys the field of writing and coaching. Even more so, he enjoys as I do, inspiring people to live to their full potential. Nothing’s wrong with that! There are some humorous quips, some useful career tips and tricks, and much more. (I encourage you to check it out for yourself.)

When visiting the site you might also discover something as I did. Most of the place is devoted to selling his empowering products or signing up new members. It’s an empire of sorts, comprising some great graphic elements of design if I may say so. It seems so many of us crave to find our true calling that inventive entrepreneurs like Dan Miller can and have made extremely prosperous livings simply by feeding those cravings and instructing the unfulfilled.

I’m not saying coach Dan is a charlatan. He offers some good advice actually. But I know this too: I’m in the graphic and advertising business by trade, and one thing I know well is “often packaging is everything”. Mr. Miller has splendid packaging for his business and darn good ecommerce techniques to boot. That is a great combination for success. And he has that in spades! Good for him.

If you feel unfulfilled and you visit his elaborate website you might very easily plunk down $69.95 for a kit that promises to make you wildly successful once you discover your gifts and calling. You might do the program he suggests and do very well for yourself. He seems so good at helping people reach their dreams. (One easily notices the copious amounts of personal testimonials.) I too early clicked a few items into my “online shopping cart”. It’s a very exciting prospect to think your dreams are only 48 days away. It gives me goose bumps, how about you?

It’s true, many are indeed aided by these methods and for that I am glad. But I also see it this way: many of his “tools” can be boiled down to just sheer common sense and goal setting. The gist of the impressive Dan Miller 48 Day Plan is simply this: 1) find out what you love doing and 2) make a plan to get it. There, I just saved you at least $69.95!


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