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A More Detailed Look at the Purposeful Living Process (Illiana Classis)

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Focus Question #1—Where Have I Been?


Step 1—Journaling Your Story

You will journal the events of your life that have had an impact on who you are today, the people who have influenced and shaped you, and the circumstances that have affected your life direction.


Step 2—Creating Your Post-It Note Timeline

The “post-it note timeline” is a systematic way of seeing where God has been working in the past as a way of understanding where God may be leading you in the future.The past has shaped your values and laid the foundation for your vision of God’s preferred future.


Step 3—Further Reflection on Your Timeline

A series of questions will help you learn more from your timeline.


Step 4—Interpreting Your Timeline

You will prayerfully identify how God has been at work in your life and the lessons God taught you in each chapter of your life.


Step 5—God’s Processing

The special focus of this step will be on how God has used events to shape your character, perspective, passions, and values.


Step6—Refining Your Timeline

You will review your post-it note timeline and find a way to put it into a more highly organized story.


Step 7—Discovering and Naming Core Values

You will identify the core values God has built into your life and name the core convictions that underlie them.



Focus Question #2—Where Am I Going?


In this phase you will draw on all you have learned, as well as Scripture, prayer, reflection, and conversation with others, to discover where God is calling you to go and to bring focus to how you live.There are five steps in this next process:



You will reflect on what God teaches us about our life purpose through the Bible, and from these reflections you will develop a Biblical Purpose Statement.


Step 2—Assessing

You will review your preliminary list of core values and refine them further.


Step 3—Discovering

You will prayerfully discern who God is shaping you to become and what God is calling you to do.S personal vision—a picture of God’s preferred future for your life—will come into focus.


Step 4—Synthesizing

You will integrate the three key components—Biblical purpose, key values, and motivating vision—into a personal calling statement.A personal calling statement is your best understanding to date of God’s unique processing and destiny for you as a follower of Jesus Christ.


Step 5—Implementing

You will begin to develop a plan for intentionally living out God’s personal calling for your life.You will clarify the various roles you fulfill and connect them to God’s call.You will integrate your goals for these various roles into your schedule.



Focus Question #3—Who Can Help Me?




You will learn about mentoring and develop a plan for further growth.That plan will include developing mentors for yourself and identifying others whom you can mentor.


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