Discovering Your Purpose
There are two great days in your life. The day you were born, and the day you discover why. God made you with a specific purpose. Today we will help you discover how your design helps reveal your divine purpose in your life.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11 NIV
1. My _________________________________________
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”
2. My ________________________________________
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.”
ROMANS 12:1 MSG
3. My ________________________________________
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
2 CORINTHIANS 1:3–4 NLT
Design Reveals Destiny
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
PSALM 139:13–14 NLT
________________, ________________, and ________________, my gifts.
My purpose is to __________________________ by __________________________.
Discovering Your Leadership Style and Gifts
Take the DISC and Spiritual Gifts Test here to learn how you are designed to lead and serve at Harvest House!
Full Listing of Spiritual Gifts
A. Administration - The ability to organize multiple tasks and groups of people. (I Corinthians 12:28)
B. Apostleship - The ability to pioneer new churches and ministries. (Galatians 2:7-10)
C. Craftsmanship - The ability to plan, build, or work with your hands. (Acts 18:2-3)
D. Discernment - The ability to discern between right and wrong. (I John 4:1-6)
E. Evangelism - The ability to lead lost people to Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-14)
F. Exhortation - The ability to encourage other through all avenues of the Bible. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
G. Faith - The ability to believe in God for the supernatural. (Romans 4:18-21)
H. Giving - The ability to give for the advancement of God’s kingdom. (Mark 12:41-44)
I. Healing - The ability to use their faith (and prayers) to heal others. (I Corinthians 12:9, 28)
J. Helps - The ability to work in a supportive role in the church. (Romans 16:1-2)
K. Hospitality - The ability to create a welcoming environment in any situation. (I Peter 4:9)
L. Intercession - The ability to pray for those in need. (James 5:14-16)
M.Knowledge - The ability to clearly explain the Bible. (Colossians 2:2-3)
N. Leadership - The ability to lead or influence people to a biblical (right) way of thinking. (I Timothy 3:1-13)
O. Mercy - The ability to feel empathy for those in need. (Matthew 9:35-36)
P. Miracles - The ability to help redirect the outcome of someone’s life through prayer, faith, and divine direction. (I Corinthians 12:10, 28)
Q. Missionary - The ability to reach others outside your culture and nationality. (Romans 10:15)
R. Music/Worship - The ability to sing, dance, or play an instrument to help others worship God. (I Chronicles 16:41-42)
S. Pastor /Shepherd - The ability to care for the personal needs of others by mending and nurturing life issues. (I Timothy 3:1-7)
T. Prophecy - The ability to clarify scriptural truth and in some cases predicting God’s plan. (I Thessalonians 1:5)
U. Service - The ability to do small (or great) tasks in servicing the body of Christ. (Titus 3:14)
V. Teaching - The ability to learn and study the scripture to bring understanding to others. (Acts 20:20-21)
W. Tongues - The ability to pray (or speak) in a heavenly language to encourage others. Interpretation of this heavenly language may also accompany this gift. (I Corinthians 12:10)
X. Wisdom - The ability to apply biblical wisdom in a practical way to produce the character of Christ in others. (I Corinthians 2:6-13)