Day 20: GPS
Gifts, Passion, and Story are how we begin the process of finding our specific calling in life. Our G.P.S. gets us to our destiny.
- Gifts – These are the things in life that you are naturally good at doing. Don’t over- spiritualize this, think about what are talents that you have. This could be anything like decorating, drawing, working on vehicles, speaking, singing, playing guitar, hospitality, teaching, kindness, sports, writing, and many more.
- Passion – when we are passionate about something or someone, that means we are willing to sacrifice something else for that thing or person. When is the last time that you gave up something for something else that you loved? A good check for this is to look at your bank account. What do you spend money on or who do you give money to? Are you passionate about helping others, seeing people reach their full potential, ministering to kids, feeding the homeless, rescuing those stuck in trafficking, orphans, widows, elderly, music, worship, food, art, sales, or others? There might be a bunch of them but for today lets narrow it down to one or two.
- Your Story – Writing down our story can be challenging. Still, it is a crucial part of understanding our specific destiny in life. Everyone has a story. God has allowed you to walk through the peaks and valleys of your story so that you can use your experiences to relate to others. Your story will enable you to empathize with others currently or previously walking through similar peaks and valleys. Take some time to think about and write down your story. Of course, your story is not over, God is still at work in your life, and he will bring other experiences to you that He will use.
When your done considering your G.P.S., look at them in one picture. Maybe you’re a mechanic that is passionate about cars. Because you connected with your father while working on old cars, you desire to help other men connect with their sons over cars. Maybe God has called you to join or start a father/son program where you teach them to change a tire or oil so that they can bond in that experience.
Maybe you’re good at decorating and passionate about making your home feel hospitable. Perhaps God is calling you to help single moms who are struggling to put food on the table and don’t have time in the day to make their home feel cozy and warm for their family at the end of a hard week.
Maybe you’re good at playing guitar and passionate about music, perhaps because you went through a difficult season of grief where you connected with God through worship. You want to help others do the same, so you join the worship team at church.
These are just examples, and the combination and possibilities are endless. These are questions only you can answer but can be precisely what you need to begin experience the abundant life of walking towards your destiny.
Scripture of the Day
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
– Ephesians 4:1-3