A lot of people are asking, “How do I know my calling?” I think this is a very important question to answer. My wife Thammie just finished drafting her personal calling statement.I thought it was a neat idea to have one written down also.
To know your calling is your priority. So how do you know your calling? Do we just guess till we find it or do we have clues to search to find our personal calling.
Brad Lomenick shared 6 questions you must ask yourself to help you craft your personal calling.
1. What are your passions and gifts? At the intersection of these two elements, you’ll find your purpose in life.
2. What would you work on or want to do for free? That is usually a good sign of what God has designed you to do.
3. What energized you when you were a child? Does it still animate you? Knowing your calling is often directly connected to childhood passions and gifts.
4. If you could do anything and take a pay cut, what would that be? You may have to blow up your financial goals in order to pursue your true calling.
5. What barriers are preventing you from pursuing your true calling? Can you begin removing those?
6. If you aren’t engaging your gifts and talents where you find yourself now, could you make changes in your current role to better engage those? Don’t rule out the possibility that where you are is where you need to be.
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Dave Ramsey said, “Higher calling matters. When you care so deeply about the why — why you’re doing what you’re doing — then and only then are you operating in a way that allows you to overcome the obstacles.”
For those wanting to draft their own personal calling/ mission statement, I encourage you to read the book The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg.