How to Get Clarity on Your Purpose

This week is Purpose Week. It’s like Shark Week, but with less blood and hopefully won’t make you afraid of the ocean.

How to Discover Your Purpose

 

To start us off, I created a venn diagram to give you a clear visual on how to find your purpose.

Asking “what is my purpose?” is the wrong question. Instead, ask, “what am I passionate about, what are my strengths, and what is my personality?” Get clarity on those three areas and your purpose will come into focus.

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The Puzzle of Purpose

Purpose is like a puzzle. Everyone gets a piece of it, but only a few get to see the front of the box.

For years, I was “waiting” for some mountaintop experience where the clouds would part and God would speak to me about why I was born.

Alas, I live in Florida. Hence…no mountains.

What I’ve discovered is that it is very rare for people to get the full picture of what their life should look like. For most of us, we just get the next piece of the puzzle…meaning we’re able to understand what our purpose is for the current season of our lives.

What is your purpose right now?

And here’s what I want to encourage you with…

How you use the piece of the puzzle you have now determines what happens next. 

  • He who is faithful with small can be trusted with much.
  • She who is trustworthy with little will be given much.

I do believe, at least from my experience, that God will give you clarity on your purpose for this season of your life. This is what I mean by the puzzle piece. But if you squander it out of lack of discipline, or bury it out of fear, don’t expect to get the next piece.

But I Can’t Find My Puzzle Piece!

Your purpose is found in the overlap of your strengths, passions, and personality. This is why it is so fuzzy for so many people. To get clarity on your purpose, you need clarity in all three areas.

These questions will help:

  • What activities make you feel alive?
  • What makes you angry?
  • Who do you look up to?
  • What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
  • What’s your favorite section in the bookstore?
  • What do you want people to say at your funeral?
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
  • What do you yearn to do?
  • What are you most proud of in your life?
  • What do you get complimented on the most?
  • What do you catch yourself daydreaming about?
  • What is one risk you feel like you’re waiting for someone to give you permission to take?

These questions will help you get clarity on your passions and strengths. Stay tuned this week as we go deeper into how to discover your purpose, and more importantly, how to live it out.

-Wesley

[reminder]Out of the three areas, which one do you need the most clarity in? What is one step you can take to get more clarity today?[/reminder]