3 Step Plan to Determining Life Purpose
Step 1: Take inventory.
If you’re serious about discovering your life purpose, I encourage you to first take inventory around the four elements mentioned above. What are your core values? Your passions? Your significant life experiences? What are some of your talents and gifts?
Spend time in prayer
asking God to reveal these to you. Begin to consider how God may want to blend these unique aspects together into specific life callings.
Step 2: Ask the deeper questions.
Next, take some time to prayerfully consider the following three questions:
Where am I now?
Consider your limitations and blessings in this season. What aspects of a particular life calling might you have to limit right now? Which ones could you expand in this season?
What burdens has God placed on my heart?
What are those things that anger you and get you riled up? What activities or causes do you want to see furthered in the world? Where do you want to spend your energy in this season?
Where do I want to go in the future?
What do you hope to accomplish in life? If you were to stand at the end of your life and look back, what would make you feel proud? What things really matter to you?
Step 3: Set a short term goal related to your life calling.
Once you have a good sense of some of your life purposes and how these life purposes may play out in this season, write down one goal you could set to move toward that purpose.
I’d encourage you to create a goal that is fairly small and could be a stepping stone toward a bigger life purpose.
It’s also wise to set goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and timely, otherwise known by the acronym SMART Goals.
By the way, if you’d like one-on-one help with determining what your life purpose is (and how to walk with purpose in your current life season), as a Christian life coach I’m happy to help you gain clarity, momentum and accountability around your life purpose. Email me at email@example.com to learn more.
May God bless you as you ponder the truths in this post and seek your ultimate life purpose as a son or daughter of the King!
, Christian life coach and founder of Vibrant Christian Living, is passionate about empowering women to discover their fullest, best selves through a thriving relationship with Jesus. Alicia is the creator of the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method, a simple plan for anyone to understand and apply biblical truth in under 10 minutes a day as part of a daily Bible time. Alicia also creates holiday resources at her site ChristCenteredHolidays.com where you can find practical strategies for Christian families who want to make Christ the center of their holiday celebrations. Learn more about Christian life coaching or connect with Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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