Figuring out what God designed you to do on this earth is often difficult. It feels high-stakes, the clock feels like it’s ticking, and if you don’t know what to do, you simply just don’t know. You can’t force it.
I’ve been there, I’m still in it to some extent, and I’m here to help!
Here are some questions that have helped me and can help point you in the right direction, too. Answer them thoughtfully and honestly, and I think you’ll gather insight about who God created you to be and where he wants you to go next.
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
What are you jealous of in other people? This might indicate something God has for you in the future or even something he’s already put in you.
What are your biggest fears? The enemy is often trying to scare you out of what he knows God has called you to do.
What problems in the world make you angry?
What unmet needs do you see in the world and in your community? What makes you think, Why isn’t someone doing something about this?!
What are you passionate about? Jessi Green says, “Your calling is usually tied to the things that you are passionate about. This means you are willing to endure suffering to see them come to pass.”
What are your spiritual gifts? This post can help.
What do people ask for your advice about or help with?
What do people tell you you’re good at?
What doors are open to you in this season?
What makes you feel alive?
What promises has God spoken to you? (Scripture is full of them if you don’t feel God speaking something to you specifically. Find one that resonates!)
What, if any, prophetic words have you received about your future?
What are your biggest dreams in life?
What would you do if you won a million dollars? How can you take steps toward those goals now without the money or before you have as much money as those big dreams require?
What are the unfulfilled desires of your heart?
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishments? Some of the things I’m most proud of in my life are not things the world would consider that special, but the world can have some pretty skewed ideas of success. What are you proud that you’ve been able to do?
What would you be the least likely candidate for? What would demonstrate God’s sense of humor or him choosing the foolish things of the world to shame the wise and the weak things to shame the strong (1 Corinthians 1:27)?
What will you regret someday if you don’t do it?
What makes your spirit leap? What gives you that fluttery feeling in your gut that This is it! I belong here!
What are you doing when you forget to check your phone or the time because you’re so wrapped up in the task at hand?
If you could only do one thing in life, what would it be?
What do you long to help others with?
In what areas have you seen success in the past? Your past isn’t necessarily a road map for your future, but it can be.
What do you love learning more about?
Where have you felt pain? What in this world breaks your heart? This is probably your area of ministry to others.
What were the darkest moments in your life? If you have ever wanted to give up and die, what were the circumstances in your life at that time? They’re probably connected to your calling and that’s why the enemy wanted to take you out.
If someone made a superhero, doll, or cartoon in your image, what would be special about it? What kind of superpowers would it have? What kind of accessories would come with it?
If someone was writing a children’s book with you as the main character, what would the storyline be? How would the author depict you?
If a movie was made about your life, what would it be called and what would it be about?
I know firsthand how tough it is to figure out what you’re supposed to do with your life or what your next step is. I pray that answering these questions will help bring you clarity. There is a unique calling on your life, and I bless you with discernment to discover what God has for you!
Hey! I'm Brianna and I'm a millennial. I'm also a reader, writer, God-lover, introvert, and recovering perfectionist. ☺️
I want to inspire millennials to retain their morality, hope, and faith as they transition into adulthood and full-fledged "adult."