Focus Area: Define Your Path Forward
In part one, you searched your heart to help figure out your purpose. Was it insightful? If you didn’t come up with anything, no worries. There will be further discovery in the next three series that may help.
This time, you are going to discover…Your Passion.
When you think about living out your purpose, you visualize excitement, vigor, and anticipation. You believe you will make a difference in the world. And you trust you have the drive to complete the mission. But the only way to sustain this level of exhilaration is to commingle your purpose with your passion.
In this exercise, you will attempt to identify what your passion is. It’s okay to have more than one. The way in which you live out your purpose is only limited by your imagination.
In your journal, write down your immediate thoughts after you read each statement.
- What activity do you look forward to doing?
- What activity gets you excited?
- What job would you do for free?
- What trade do you learn more about in your spare time?
- What hobby do you wish was your full-time job?
Looking at your list, can you imagine doing what you love to accomplish what God has called you to do?
Side note: Your purpose doesn’t have to come from being in a bad place. It can be as simple as helping others by using what you are good at.
Spend some time being more specific about your passion. For example, if you enjoy writing, do you prefer fiction or non-fiction? If it's cooking, do you enjoy baking dinner or desserts? In the last series, you will write your mission statement; therefore, the more specific you are, the better.
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