ENCOUNTER WITH YOUR LIFE PURPOSE

Results from a 4-Session Class taught to students at Gateway Church Southlake

What impacted students most

  • “The explanation of what a life purpose is and how to identify the reason I am here. It helped me realize God made me with intent.”
  • “I was able to think about what God’s plan is for me and tried to think about my life purpose.”
  • “It helped me learn the difference between career and purpose.”
  • “It helped me know the difference between a calling and my life purpose and focusing on that.”
  • “The clarity between your life purpose and your career.”
  • “It has really clarified what I am here for.”
  • “All of the questions about myself and my gifts [in the handouts] helped push me and direct me toward my purpose.”
  • “I learned about my life purpose and I know now that there’s a difference between purpose and career.”
  • “I became able to find my life purpose and start focusing on how I can accomplish it.”
  • “To find what my life purpose is.”
  • “Finding my life purpose.”
  • “Sorting out misconceptions and giving me motivation to seek out my life purpose.”
  • “It helped me find clarity about my life purpose.”
  • “It helped me discover my life purpose. It also helped me realize my career was not my life purpose.”

How the life purpose profile tool helped

Question: 

How did the Life Purpose Profile help you clarify the relationship between your Life Purpose and your “inside” (your personality/natural gifts), “outside” (life experiences), and “above” (spiritual gifts, calling, and ministerial offices)?

Answers:

  • “I now understand that my ‘gifts’ or ‘calling’ don’t determine my purpose, but complement it. They all go together and every part of me was made for a reason.”
  • “Since I am still trying to find my life purpose through this class it made me think of a few.”
  • “It helped me have a clearer understanding.”
  • “Realizing that my career isn’t my life purpose; it has helped me connect my gifts and talents to my purpose.”
  • “It makes me rethink what my life purpose should be and if I am on the right path.”
  • “After explaining it in a way that I can understand I can begin to grasp what they are.”
  • “This has showed me how everything works to complement each other – the inside, the outside and above – all enhance and bring a platform to share.”
  • “I can use my ‘inside, outside and above’ to go toward my purpose.”
  • “It helped me to figure out what my gifts are and how those gifts are not my life purpose.”
  • “That they all are part of each other to live out your purpose.”
  • “My motivational and spiritual gifts go together and go with my personality.”
  • “It gave me a fantastic visual in how they all link together.”
  • “I had some ideas but it helped me find it. The question about me in Jesus’ shoes helped me the most.”
  • “It really made more things clear that I already had ideas about.”