4 Questions Everyone Needs To Ask


Years ago I did a message in a series called “Dream Job” that was entitled “Your Path to Purpose”. Walking the path of purpose¬† requires you to answer four very important questions. These questions were inspired from a fabulous book I read years ago by Dr. Dan Allender entitled “to be told”. I highly recommend it.

I believe to really find the deepest purposes for which you exist, you must be able to answer the following questions.

1. Who Am I To Serve?

Your deepest purposes must bring good to someone who is without justice, reconciliation, or hope. It might be abused women, orphans in Africa, or business men who don’t know Christ.

2. Where Am I To Be?

What is the primary context where I will serve the people I’ve been called to love?

3. What Burden Am I To Bear?

This is so important!! Everyone of you reading this right now is called to battle some unique effects of the Fall.¬† Don’t just blow by this. Stop for a moment and think about this… there’s a problem in this world that brings you to tears or makes you downright angry. What is it?

4. How Am I To Engage?

Your engagement to the problem might be to pray, administrate, teach, serve, lead, paint, sing, confront, repair or nurture. EACH of us will do what we do with a style which reveals something about God in a way that no one else can.

This is not meant to be a guilt inducing question but I’m wondering…

How far are you down the path of purpose? Can you answer these questions?

6 Responses to “4 Questions Everyone Needs To Ask”

  1. Gary Reed says:

    Gotta love Dan Allender’s words that inspire us to be. I like your spin on the questions that need to cause us to wonder!

    God’s purpose and His being in me has led me to listen more, serve and love in the midst of waiting on The Eternal.

    Pete, thanks for encouraging us to wonder!

  2. Betty says:

    I am not even near to be close to where God wants me to be!!

  3. Lori says:

    thanks for the reality check

  4. What’s interesting is: I believe God has helped me answer 1-3. #4 I’m experimenting with. I am farther down my path of purpose in that I KNOW where I’m going…I just not fully walking in it…if that makes sense.

    Great post Pete!

  5. Mike says:

    This is a great set of questions! If I had to gauge my progress, I think I can say I’m working in the right direction. God has so much for me to do and so many ways to do it.

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