Do you really know who you are?
If I was to ask you the Question, “What is Unique about you, What are you Passionate about? Would you be able to answer ? We know more about other people then we truly do about our True self. We come into this world with our self, and we leave with are self , but during your life do you really know your TRUE Self? Our True self is the only thing that remains a constant in our lives as people, places and things come and go during all the years and seasons of our lives. You would think that it would be pretty imperative for you to find out who you are within, Right? but it doesn’t seem to happen that way in today’s busy culture. We are too busy everyday, We do not stop for a second to even think about these things, and for that we have Absolutely no idea who we really are!!! We get sucked into the day to day events and end up in relationships that are not about Real Love or fulfill us at all, stuck at a job that we really do not love or have any passion for and that leads to an uninspiring Life, one we don’t really Live, we just exist in it, and that is not what God intended when he put us here on Earth. If we do not even know who we really are and what are unique gifts are from God then how are we supposed to serve others and really experience what God intended for us, Happiness and Peace…….
Living the Life We Were Meant to Live
Knowing who we are is the first step we need to take in order to start living a truly fulfilled life. And in my experience, the best way to do this is to start by finding out what we truly value in life, and of course by finding out our SHAPE, S for Spiritual Gifts , H for Heart, A for Attitude , P for Personality and E for Experience…..Finding out our Spiritual Gifts that the Lord placed in us. We all have a special unique gift, and it is to be used to serve others, and when we serve others , we feel an unbelievable sense of Happiness and Peace within our heart and bodies.
Signs of a person knowing their SHAPE is that they have Focus, Fulfillment, and Fruitfulness. Sings of a person being out of SHAPE are Frustration, Fatigue in their Heart, and Fear in their Lives, Wondering if they have a Purpose
God wants us to live the abundant life, but you must do it through him. It’s the key to discovering your Kingdom Purpose. God Created You , and knows the Unique masterpiece that YOU are.
Make the commitment to find out your identity thru your SHAPE!!!!!!
Our personal values are those things that matter the most to us in life – and ideally they should drive every decision that we make. Once we know what our values are it becomes easy to make big life changing decisions because we already know what’s important to us. Once we know what our values are it becomes easy to manage our time, because we know what areas deserve our time and what areas are not worthy. Once we know what our values are we start to know who we truly are.
Our values become a framework by which we live our life and they help us to identify when someone else has stepped into the driving seat. Have you ever felt frustrated because you’re doing something because you feel like you should be doing it? If you have, this is more than likely a values conflict in action. You see, we often pick up other people’s values without realizing it and before we know it we’re living a life according to what makes someone else happy – not ourselves. This is a sure fire way to unhappiness – and one that can be avoided if you take the time to identify your values.
“Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs
You can take a Spiritual Gift Assessment survey and see where your special Gifts are and I have a free site where you can take that test in private to find out your Gifts that were given just to you from the Lord above because your Unique, here is the Link for you……http://www.churchgrowth.org/analysis/intro.php
I have a lengthy process that I use to help people identify their values, but to get you thinking about what your own values might be, you can try these five simple steps:
1. Consider what you’re passionate about? What things really get you excited and motivated in life?
2. Think about what’s really unique about you? What do you do differently? What do you do that no one else does?
3. When have you been happiest in your life? What were you doing? What triggered this happiness?
4. What is your dream life? What would you want to do if there were no limits (and there no limits by the way).
5. What qualities in others do you admire?
Start on answering those questions above but please , answer them honestly and from your Heart, if you don’t then you are just cheating yourself of finding your TRUE Self, and Your Uniqueness and your Purpose for your Life which will end up whether or not you will live the rest of your Life Happy or just trying to be like other people. Please email me with your answers and let’s see what you come up with, Your Passions, Your Gifts, and most important , Your Purpose here on Earth!!!!!!!