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God’s plan for your life – A how to-find-out-guide

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This worksheet will offer some really practical and spiritual ways to discover God’s calling for your life

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God’s plan for your life – A how to-find-out-guide

  1. 1. Want2get on? is a unique career coaching service that offers 1:1 support for those who wantto draw upon their Christian faith and apply it in a practical way to their job situation.www.want2geton.co.uk Tel: 07503 177126 charles@want2geton.co.ukGod’s plan for your life – A how-to-find-out guide out This worksheet will offer some really practical and spiritual ways to disco discover God’s calling for your lifeSo needing God’s guidance!There are some people who just seem to know what they’re called to do from the verybeginning. My brother, for example, knew even at conception that he was destined tobecome a solicitor; and a solicitor he became! He worked hard for everything he had, butthere are other people, myself being one, who also work hard, but have frequently struggled beingto discover their life’s calling.Paul the evangelist is a great example of how the gifts that God has given us will alwaysmeasure up to the mission to which He calls us.1 Corinthians 12:11 All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! (The Message)Our calling could be to become an accountant, a nurse or to work with disadvantagedteenagers. Whatever we’re called to, w when we discover the career or calling that suits everypart of who we are, we will have a sense of peace or š ôm. The reason for this is that when šālôm.we work according to our God God-given ability, personality and a number of otherconsiderations, we will inevitably work according to the design that God set for our lives.© Copyright Want2geton? Christian Career Coaching UK 2013
  2. 2. Paul was someone whose callin fantastically matched his abilities, personality and a meone callingnumber of other important factors and the rest of this blog illustrates this So, if you feel that factors, this.God is not ‘answering your emails’ or prayers for direction, it’s possible that God could speak ,to you through the process of gain gaining a better understanding of who you are and what youhave to offer.By using the chart at the bottom of this page you can begin to assess your own talentsagainst a particular calling that you have, and see if there’s a close fit. As you do this, listenout to God speaking to you. Remember, He’ll never call you to something for which He hasn’talready equipped you. 1) Qualifications - How well qualified was Paul?He received excellent legal and theological training training.Acts 22:3 “…I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughlytrained in the law of our ancestors…”Suggestion: If you don’t have the correct qualifications forthe job this could mean a return to college. Make sure you’rebeing realistic about your goals and ask yourself if you will beable to hit the grades! 2) Related experience - What was Paul’s prior experience?He had an excellent pedigree and a proven track record forbeing zealous!Philippians 3:4-6 ‘If someone else thinks they have reasonsto put confidence in the flesh, I have more….’Suggestion: Assess what you’ve done in the past. Can you gain relevant experiencethrough a sideways move at work or by doing voluntary work? Not only will relevantexperience help you into a job but it will also help you to confirm your ability in this area. 3) Known ability - How suited was Paul’s ability to his role?He was a man of many talents! – including being observant and creative.Acts 17:23 ‘For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I evenfound an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’Suggestion: It’s essential that you know what you’re good at doing. If you don’t know, thendo an assessment (hyper link), ask close friends and family, and review your past successes. ,God will only call you to something that matches either your present or potential skill set. Forexample, if you cannot impart knowledge then teaching is probably not for you! f 4) Personality fit - How did Paul’s personality fit his role?Paul was assertive – he did not ‘pull his punches’ when he knew he was right! e© Copyright Want2geton? Christian Career Coaching UK 2013
  3. 3. Galatians 2:11 ‘When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he wasclearly in the wrong.’Suggestion: If you’re a square peg, don’t force yourself into a round hole! If you’re a creativetype, you’ll find work in a procedure-bound nuclear power station frustrating! 5) Heart’s desire - How did Paul’s passion match his role?Paul was completely sold out to Christ!Philippians 3:8 ‘What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worthof knowing Christ Jesus… I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.’Suggestion: You know those deep desires in your heart? Well, they were put there by God.Spend some quality time getting in touch with these desires, and then pursue them! 6) Prophetic confirmation - How did the prophetic guide his role?Paul allowed himself to be guided by the prophetic.Acts 9:17 ‘Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus…has sent me so that you may see again and befilled with the Holy Spirit.’Suggestion: Prophetic encouragement is extremely valuable because it will encourage andconfirm your calling. It will never contradict scripture and it will never contradict all the abovefactors in your calling. 7) Confirmation from others - Did anyone else confirm Paul’s ability to perform his role?Peter declared that Paul’s knowledge of God was so profound that it even confused him!2 Peter 3:15-16 ‘…just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that Godgave him…His letters contain some things that are hard to understand…’Suggestion: The bible recommends that we seek the counsel of others. However, be wiseabout who you ask, and make sure they have your best interests at heart. Ask for genuinefeedback on your suitability for a certain career / role, and not platitudes!Scroll down for images of Confirmation Chart© Copyright Want2geton? Christian Career Coaching UK 2013
  4. 4. Want2get on? is a unique career coaching service that offers 1:1 support for those who wantto draw upon their Christian faith and apply it in a practical way to their job situation.www.want2geton.co.uk Tel: 07503 177126 charles@want2geton.co.uk© Copyright Want2geton? Christian Career Coaching UK 2013

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