Meg Calvin is a fellow podcaster, speaker, and author of I Am My Own Sanctuary. Today, Meg shares how she was called to ministry at a young age, how it took over her life, and how she learned to have a life outside of her work. Meg says she helps “spiritually attuned go-getters” like herself to make peace with ambition by seeing it as God-given. Meg has a great sense of humor and I know her story will encourage you to ask what it is the Lord is asking you to do and go get it done!
Listen to Meg’s story, now!
Stories Meg shared:
- Working on a church staff from very young
- Tips for how to deal with Imposter Syndrome
- Finding validation in the church
- Sensing the Holy Spirit as a young woman
- Noticing a difference between herself and her classmates in seminary
- Discovering how fun “outside of church Meg” is
- How it surprises her that people that people have limiting beliefs
- How she learned to have a life outside of church
- Learning that she is loved even without accomplishment
- Staying at her church even after she decided against ordination
- Publishing her first book The Bluebonnet Child
- Why Christians shouldn’t be afraid of “owning their power”
- Why “I am my own sanctuary” is important to her
Great quotes from Meg:
Nobody loves you enough to hold you accountable to your selfcare.
I said no to God to speak behind a mic every Sunday because I thought I was doing that to get applause but my hobbies were the same thing.
Resources we mentioned:
- Meg’s website
- I Am My Own Sanctuary: How A Recovering Holy-Roller Found Healing and Power by Meg Calvin
- The Bluebonnet Child: Finding Grace in Poor Soil by Meg Calvin
- Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer
- Mel Robbins – How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over