As we dig into the topic of purpose this month, I remembered an article from Radical Mentoring founder Regi Campbell. In it, Regi shared five significant moments purpose-finding moments that help us move forward…on purpose.
Moment 1 – “It’s not about me” – On the first page of Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life, he says that any life purpose focused on oneself is a dead-end. God created us for relationship…with Him and with others. So, thinking about why you’re here has to start with a “who” that’s not you.
Moment 2 – “It’s in me” – God created a unique person when He made you. President Eisenhower’s mother told him early and often, “there is a unique need in this world that only you can fill.” Every person has some unique ability, a superpower they bring to others in relationship. And every person has a unique story. Design leads to destiny, so think about what you’re good at and what brings you joy? These are clues to finding your unique, personal purpose.
Moment 3 –“It challenges me” – Bob Goff writes that if you want to find your purpose, go pick a fight. If you’ve got a heart for the poor, pick a fight with hunger or homelessness. If you’ve got a heart for children, pick a fight with divorce or sex trafficking. God often uses that empathy to call His children into their purpose and life’s work.
Moment 4 – “It helps me” – Everything we do in life is for a purpose; it’s either goal-achieving or tension-relieving. Knowing my purpose helps me set goals that leverage my energy and effort toward my purpose. It makes it easier to say no to invitations that are off-purpose.
Moment 5 – “It feeds me” – Nothing is more fulfilling than knowing that God is using you in someone else’s life. Jesus-followers who are doctors and nurses must be some of the most fulfilled people on earth. Imagine knowing that God uses the work of your hands to help people get well. Pastors who are truly called and rightly motivated can’t help but smile when they see God do something extraordinary in the life of someone in their church. As a mentor, almost nothing is better than watching the ways mentees evolve and grow due to being in authentic community together.
What is one observation you can take from Regi as you aim to live a more purposeful life?
Radical Mentoring founder Regi Campbell had such passion for helping people find their purpose that he wrote an eBook on it. In “Finding Your Purpose,” Regi shares a process to help you think critically about your unique purpose. It’s a quick read you can enjoy wherever your summer plans take you.
The She Reads Truth team has an excellent 14-day study on the book of Esther. They explore Esther’s story and how God uses unlikely people in uncertain times to accomplish His purposes. If you’re looking for a summer study for yourself or your girlfriends, this is the ticket! It also includes two informative podcast episodes to help you unpack Esther’s story.
We all experienced a massive amount of change over the last year. As our worlds begin opening back up, we could use insight to navigate these changes and new realities. Our friend, Eryn Eddy, author of So Worth Loving, is joining us for our next Collectively Speaking conversation to share how different people handle change and what we gain by leaning into hard times. You do not want to miss this! And since it’s not exclusively mentoring-focused, this is the perfect opportunity to invite your mentees and friends to be a part of this conversation.
Some mentors like to have a meal before their mentoring meeting, but who has time to cook and prep for their mentoring group!? Here’s a simple salad recipe you can use. Toss in grilled chicken for an easy but great meal that will be ready when your mentees arrive!
Pro Tip: Make the dressing and grill the chicken ahead of time, so all you have to do is toss everything together before your group arrives.
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