This post is the fourth installment of a series where we walk through the seven modules of our LifeMapping model, helping you to understand the module’s purpose and how it contributes to the goal of living your calling.
By this point in the process we’ve put together a significant body of information from which we can begin mining for desires, those longstanding passions inside of you serving as clues to your calling. While only God knows the details of our future, He points us towards that future by influencing our desires and beckoning us forward.
Fifteen questions lie at the core of the Desires module. These questions were culled from a variety of sources and serve as effective agents in digging through the personal ore in which lie (often long buried!) strong hints as to your life purpose. We then take your answers to these fifteen questions and align them with the appropriate life account as defined in the previous module.
A picture begins unfolding; images of how you fit into the world you might only have vaguely recognized start forming themselves into more distinct shapes.
Exploring your desires is a daunting and thrilling exercise! For some, you will find yourself delighted at how closely your life’s trajectory aligns itself with your dreams. For others—the majority of folks—you may wonder how in the world you got so far removed from what you were once so passionate about.
But isn’t this why you opted for life coaching, to get on track? And even if you are in the minority who find themselves traveling a promising course, coaching gives you a leg up by not only affirming the direction you’ve taken but serving to help accelerate your progress.
The hand-print of God’s calling on your life is found in your heart’s desires. Mining for these desires, and properly interpreting the clues encountered along the way, is a crucial step in accurately discerning calling, the very purpose of your life and the deep satisfaction living your calling brings to the glory of God and your own good.
Have you intentionally explored the desires of your heart, considering them to be signposts pointing you towards your calling, your life’s purpose?