Different religions believe that the world was created
on various beliefs and assumptions
The creation story from God’s perspective
The “Big Bang” theory
The Darwin’s theory
Australian aborigine, Chinese, Hindu, Humanist,
Jewish, Muslim, Yanomamo Sanema
Which do you believe? What you believe about your
creation will serve as a foundation for your selfdiscovery in life.
Self Discovery is a process of becoming aware of who we
are, our passions, interests, fears, strengths, weakness etc
Who am I?
What am I on earth for?
Why am I a woman and
not a man?
What am I designed for?
What problems was I
created to solve?
Why do u have these
challenges I’m facing?
Our sincere responses to the above
questions and many others that have
crept up in our hearts shows the
direction to our PASSIONS
The shape analysis is a universal tool that was developed by
Rick Warren to help us discover our passions and aids our self
Acronym of SHAPE:
S: YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
H: YOUR HEART
A: YOUR ABILITIES
P: YOUR PERSONALITY
E: YOUR EXPERIENCES
These are custom-made combinations of
your capabilities that determines your
passions you should turn to actions.
These are your natural gifts
freely given to us by God. You
didn’t need to read, work or
beg anybody for this
Gifts such as: knowledge, wisdom,
making people happy, compassion,
problem solving – leadership, Giving,
great intuition etc
However we must understand
these gifts and talents are
given to help others and to also
be great benefits to us at the
There are bundle of desires, hopes, interests, dreams,
hopes and affections you have.
Your heart represents the source of all
your motivations – what you love to do
and what you care about.
Your heart reveals the real you – what
you truly are, not what others think you
are or what circumstances force you to
Another word for your heart is your
Your passion drives perfection! You need
ENTHUSIASM to sustain your passion!
Your abilities are the natural talents you were born with
– ability to talk, athletic abilities, excelling in physical
coordination, mathematics or music or mechanics
Your brain can store 100 trillion
Your mind can handle 15,000
decisions a second
Your nose can smell up to 10,000
Your tongue can taste one part of
quinine in 2 million parts of water
You are a bundle of
an amazing creation
All our abilities comes from God
Some list of things you can do
Your uniqueness is a scientific fact of life – proven by your DNA
When you are forced to do things that are “out of
character” for your temperament, it creates tension and
discomfort, requires extra effort and energy, and
produces less than the best results.
You have been shaped by your experiences
in life most of which where beyond your
control. Six Areas of theses experiences include:
1. Family Experiences: what did you learn growing up in your
family? You have been shaped by your experiences
2. Educational Experiences: what were your favourite subjects
3. Vocational Experience: what jobs have you been most
effective in and enjoyed most?
4. Spiritual Experiences: what have been your most meaningful
times with God?
5. Ministry Experience: how have you served God in the past?
6. Painful Experiences: what problems, hurts, thorns, and trials
have you learned from?
DON’T EVER FORGET THIS!:
1.Your painful experiences is designed to equip you
for the journey of life and to share with others
2.The very experiences that you have resented or
regretted most in life – the ones you have wanted
to hide and forget- are the experiences you need
to help others.
Using your SHAPE is the secret of self
discovery and turning your passion to action