Hi friends, It’s the question guy back! In my last post, I shared questions for you to think about in determining what you believe God is calling you to do. I know life has been different for the last couple of months, but I hope you had some time to ponder those questions.
This month I have more questions to share with you. In The Fifteen Invaluable Laws of Personal Growth, John Maxwell suggests asking one’s self these questions:
- What would you like to do? God wants us to enjoy the way He has created us. His calling on your life is likely related in some way to the passions He’s given you.
- What talents, skills, and opportunities do you possess?
- What are your motives for what you want to do? If what you want to do doesn’t glorify God or serve others, it may not be part of His plan for you.
- Whose advice can you get to help you along the way? Who believes in you? Who points out what you do well? Who challenges you? Who holds you accountable? Who in your sphere of influence is doing something similar to what you want to do?
- What price are you willing to pay? What obstacles stand in your way? What is your plan for overcoming those obstacles?
Between my last post and this post you might be thinking, “You’re asking a lot of questions.” You’re right! Here’s the deal, the more you look at your calling from as many different directions as possible, the more information you will have to figure it out. In other words, the more questions the better. Here’s one more question, which question(s) from the last post and this one proved most beneficial?
John Maxwell’s book The Fifteen Invaluable Laws of Personal Growth is excellent. If you’re looking for a book on leadership and personal development, you definitely want to pick it up. If you decide to listen to it or read it, let me know what you think.