Discover what God has designed you for through a series of questions.

Fundamentally, the meaning of life is to personally know the only true God, and Yeshua whom He sent (John 17:3). But the way we get to know Him is by working with Him. Yeshua said, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).

We all want Yeshua to say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” (Matt. 25:23). “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16).

The meaning of life is literally found in Yeshua, through living by Him, for Him and making God known to others through Him. The how, and to whom we share, will vary by person. The Apostle Peter was sent primarily to the Jews, whereas Paul was sent to the Gentiles (Gal. 2:7; Rom. 15:16).

As you get started, the first thing to do is actually ask Your Heavenly Father to reveal your purpose (Matt. 7:7-8). Fast no food for at least 24hours (Acts 13:2-4), and even better, fasting food and water (Acts 9:9).

Cemeteries are filled with people who never tapped into the potential God gave them through Yeshua. Therefore, let us all be good and faithful servants, utilizing our time, family, resources and talents to glorify Him.


Every Believer mission is to, Go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever Yeshua had commanded His disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). We are to open the eyes to the truth, and to help turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins” (Acts 26:18). All visions we have are based on this very foundation.

To understand how you specifically can share the great commission, here are some soul searching questions that will expose this. They will help you determine your visions.


Without a vision, the people perish (Prov. 29:18). A vision helps one stay focused on important things and therefore will not have the time to get offended by others, or spent time in the lust of the flesh, or envy, or have the love of money etc. But are dependent and reliant on God. “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matt. 6:22-24).

Let’s get started!

  1. Soul Searching: Try write down 4 answers to each of the following questions (minimum of 3):
    • 1. What purpose has God revealed to you, either directly, in a dream, or from scripture, and do you have scripture for it?
    • 2. Is there an area that the Lord has helped you excel in, that you know is beyond your natural ability?
    • 3. What is the biggest problem you have faced, where the Lord has helped you overcome (Mark 5:19)?
    • 4. At the present time, what is it that you hate, or think is people’s greatest barrier to live for Yeshua. For example, the thing that David hated, God had him solve (1 Sam 17:26)?
  2. Clarity: Circle what you believe is the strongest answer to each question above, the one you have the most passion for. Therefore you will have 5 answers circled.
  3. Vision: Next to each of the strongest answers, write 1-2 sentences on how you can use this to help others closer to the Lord, and that Yeshua gets the glory. 
    • However, before moving on, check that they do not go against the commandments of God. 
  4. Prioritize: Select the first 2 visions to work on by using 3 criteria:
    • 1 – Which would be the quickest to implement or execute.
    • 2 – Just thinking about it, what makes you the most excited.
    • 3 – Which shows the most love of Yeshua to individuals.
      •  Now that you have done this, only move on if you have inner peace with the 2 selected visions (Gen. 41:16). If there is no inner peace, re-write the other visions, or select another.
  5. Goals: Finally, write down 3 goals for each of the 2 visions. These would be goals you can achieve within the next month, and start working on them daily.

In conclusion, revisit this exercise every 2-3 years as visions may change based on situations and progress. “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps” (Prov. 16:9).

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  • Be Prayer: Always ask your Heavenly Father for guidance (Psa. 37:5; Prov. 3:4-9; Prov. 16:9), and acknowledge His help to others and therefore He will direct your path (Prov. 3:6).
  • Be Led by the Holy Spirit: Therefore walk in peace, be agile enough to take a break and work on other Kingdom projects, or help others with their kingdom projects, or the next person God puts across your path.


Here are some powerful motivational sermons that will inspire you on the journey.  There are many sermons and messages out there, so find those that are impactful – at and on a podcast.


  1. I just went through the entire “Discover You Purpose” section and it was beautifully automated and it summarized everything so cleanly at the end. This is time very well spent! I’m looking forward to acting on the goals I’ve set.

  2. The purpose document is incredible. After completing it I went back and revised it and my advise is to not take it lightly (as I did the first time round). It is a challenging document, and one that requires a lot of thought. However, if you put the time in – you will be well rewarded with some great answers as to what you can be doing to work toward what you are passionate about in life. More importantly, you’ll be able to purposefully move forward when working for the Kingdom of God.

  3. Focus on the family shared an article that is worth repeating – it sums up finding your purpose. There once was a man who netted three trout from a mountain stream and carefully placed them side-by-side on a thick patch of grass. Before he removed them from the water, they were like a liquid ballet in motion. Fluid. Graceful. Vibrant. Alive.

    After he netted them, it was another story.

    As the trout lay on the grass, they were motionless. Their eyes were fixed. They gasped for air, and they looked — and acted — stupid.

    The man noticed they seemed unhappy, so he talked to them, hoping that his encouragement would change them.

    “Little fish, don’t be sad. You’ll like the grass. Just try it out for a while.”

    No movement. No response. No change.

    A few more seconds passed. The man’s neighbor walked by. “Hey, Bob! Come and check out these fish!”

    Bob sauntered over and the man explained that he was certain the fish could adjust. “I’m sure they could prosper here on the grass. Don’t you agree?”

    “Why not?” Bob replied. So he also tried to tell the fish it would be good if they learned to like the grass. After all, he liked the grass. Why shouldn’t they?

    Still, the fish didn’t blink. They just lay there looking dumber by the second.

    Finally, a little boy approached exclaimed, “What are you doing? Put them back! They can’t be all they’ve been created to be when they are out of the water.”

    Finally convinced, the man carefully placed each fish back in the stream. After splashing for a split second, all three swam away effortlessly. Again, it was like a liquid ballet. What ease! What grace! What beauty!

    In that moment, the man realized that no matter how long the fish lay there they would never adjust to the grass, and would never be satisfied — no matter how much he (or anyone else) told them otherwise. Even if the fish tried to convince themselves they could learn to like the grass, they never would, and they would never prosper. In fact, they would eventually die.

    Do you feel like a fish out of water? Your prolonged dissatisfaction, God-given gifts, passions and the voices of others could be telling you that you were created for another purpose. And like these fish, if you feel like you are dying inside, listen up. It could be just what you need to push you into another, more satisfying ocean.

    Listen to your dissatisfaction

    We’ve been taught to believe that dissatisfaction is a bad thing, and that we should do everything possible to avoid it. Shove it down. Ignore it. Act like it doesn’t bother us. Take a pill. Plaster on a smile. Buy something new, or decide that misery is part of “bearing our cross.” But above all, don’t consider that God might be using it to make us uncomfortable so we’ll want to swim in another ocean where our gifts can shine.

    Don’t get me wrong; dissatisfaction can be a result of spiritual warfare (Eph. 6:10-12) and not an indication that we are out of God’s will. But it can also be a road sign that He has another purpose for us. So if you’re miserable in your current career or job, (and you have been for a long time), you’ve prayed, sought counsel from others, looked for guidance through Scripture, and you’re still miserable, consider that God may have another plan.

    Listen to others

    One of my closest girlfriends lights up when she talks about mentoring young women. She also has tremendous business sense. I’ve suggested that perhaps God may use her to start a mentoring organization or ministry. When I shared my thoughts with her, she said, “You know, I’ve heard that from lots of people.”

    Just as dissatisfaction can be a road sign from God to show you your purpose, listening to what others say about your gifts can do the same; so when someone notices or comments on one of your talents, take note. God may be trying to tell you something through His people.

    There are times, however, when we shouldn’t listen to what others say. But when what they say about us agrees with our passions, internal convictions, gifting and what God has already revealed to us, it can be a solid indication of our God-given purpose.

    Listen to your gifts

    I’ve never liked math. Whenever I come within five feet of a math problem, I break out in hives. Numbers have never been my thing and my guess is that they never will be because God created me with different gifts. Even though I can’t do math, I can write, paint, draw, sing and communicate well. These gifts are also road signs to where God is directing me.

    Have you ever considered your talents and gifts? Do you get a kick out of soccer? Are you a strategic thinker? A great listener? Can you motivate others to action with your words? Are you skilled at building things? I suggest making a list of the things and activities that interest you in which you excel. You can also ask yourself, “What’s the one thing that I do better than others?” This can also clue you in to your God-given purpose.

    The gifts God gives us are like little seeds planted inside us, but for them to grow we have to use them. This means that if you can’t identify which “Gift Seeds” God has given you, try doing new things that interest you. Through these new experiences, God will reveal more to you about who you are and how He has called you to serve Him.

    Listen to your passions

    If I could ask you what makes you angry, joyful, excited or passionate, what would you say? Take note of when your emotions are moved; these times can be a sign of your God-given purpose.

    I get fired up about the godless condition of the world. When I hear about little children being abused, I get angry. When someone tells me a story about loyal love, I am deeply moved. An exquisite arrangement of words on a page fills my heart with passion. A story of someone’s heartbreak grieves me. Talking about Christ stirs me up. When coupled with my talents, these passions point in the direction of my purpose of written and spoken communication about things that deeply impact people on a spiritual and emotional level.

    Pray. Ask God to show you the things that move you and make a list. And remember, He wants you to discover His purpose for you more than you do.

    Lastly, consider that your purpose is not just about you; it’s about what God wants to do through you. Therefore, if you ignore or neglect your dissatisfaction, what others say about you, your gifts and your passions, you are not only betraying yourself, but betraying God; because He has called you to a purpose and wants you to walk in it — for others and for your own joy.

    Also consider that since God has called you, He is completely able to reveal your purpose to you, and He will as you diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6).

    Shana Schutte is a freelance writer, author and speaker living in Colorado Springs, Colo. (

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