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5 Questions to Find Your Purpose

In his book, The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner notes:

The discovery of our true self does not simply produce freedom. It also generates vocation. Vocation is the older, more theologically rooted word for what we sometimes today refer to as ‘calling.’ Both point us in the same direction—toward a purpose of being that is grounded in God rather than in our self. Our vocation, like our self, can be understood only in relation to the One Who Calls.

So how can we discover our purpose?

These five questions will point you in the right direction:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What do you do effortlessly? (Hint: people often tell you how good you are at this, but to you it’s just natural.)
  3. Who do you serve joyfully?
  4. What do those people need or want from you?
  5. What change happens as a result?

 

Julie Wilson

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Julie Wilson

For the past 25 years, Julie has been a visionary strategist and communication specialist. After graduating with a degree in journalism from Boston University, she landed the highly competitive job as an NBC Page in New York City, the same year she became a follower of Christ through the ministry of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. She spent 13 years as a start-up team builder with Priority Associates, a ministry of CRU, and helped launch Revolve, a national tour and conference for teenage girls, which attracted over 38,000 attendees in its first season. In her role as President of Women Doing Well, she gets to engage her passion for women and leadership with her purpose “cultivating change.” Julie and her husband, Gary, live in Richmond, Virginia, with their daughter, Ella.

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