3 things to evaluate about yourself

i copied this straight from one of our handouts from CROSSROADS (the conference I attended this past weekend). i thought it was a great tool & exercise and wanted to share it with you. //

Using our Minds (wisdom, reasoning, common sense, responding to need)
Willard (in search of guidance)

Using your God-given sound mind evaluate the following 3 things about yourself and the world: (a, b, c) 1 Tim 1:7, 1 Cor 2:14-16

a. GIFTS & ABILITIES – Matthew 25, talents, stewardship.

  • what are my spiritual and natural gifts?
  • what are my strengths and weaknesses? what am i not good at?
  • what has my academic and spiritual training prepared me for?
  • how has the Lord used me in the past? effectiveness?

b. NEEDS in the WORLD and in the CHURCH

  • what am i burdened for? what suffering and injustive most troubles you what grips your  heart?
  • how do i see the pain and brokenness of the world
  • where is God at work in some special way at this time? a unique opening for the Gospel?
  • what opportunities could i be a part of and use  my gifts in at this time?
  • what do i already have a vision for?
  • in what way do i long to see God glorified more? in worship. reverence. intimacy.
  • what group of people am i most motivated to reach for Christ at this time in my life?

c. DESIRES & PASSIONS

  • what do i enjoy and find motivating?
  • when serving others, what gives me the greatest joy?
  • what am i passionate about?
  • what do i want to do more than anything else in the whole world?

STEP OUT IN FAITH AND TRUST GOD TO DIRECT YOUR STEPS AND COVER FOR YOUR MISTAKES.

 

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