Purposed to Impact by Kendall Nelson is an affirmation and a call to action. It’s a transformative experience that guides you through the very personal process of discovering and activating your God-given purpose using real-world strategies to apply biblical principles. Discover. Dream. Define. Do. These are the four phases through which you will generate a strategic and functional game plan for using your gifts, fueled by your passions, to fulfill your divine calling and become a living legacy of love and positive impact.
Excerpt from Purposed to Impact
Purposed to Impact is an exciting and empowering adventure of Bible-led self-discovery that’s as practical as it is scriptural. With reflection prompts, worksheets, and step-by-step planning activities, this book is designed to guide you through the process of identifying your skills, gifts, and passions and leveraging them to build and live (not just leave) a legacy of love and impact.
As believers, all of us share two inherent directives: 1) to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and 2) to love our neighbor as we love ourselves (see Mark 12:30–31). These are the greatest commandments, and they are what define the impact each of us was created to generate. By actively embracing God’s supernatural influence and accepting His mission and purpose for us as Christians, we will live a life in which His love for us, our love for Him, and our love for each other abound. In doing so, we reflect Him—His nature, His character, His compassion—to those in our spheres of influence and generate eternal value.
Activate Your Higher Calling
By finding creative ways to use what you’ve been given to reflect God’s love to others, you’ll devise an action plan through four key stages that will guide you to living out your higher calling: Discover, Dream, Define, Do. As you come to a better understanding of what God has called you to do, you will be able to apply these principles to your own life by understanding how, with God’s help, you can fearlessly launch into your purpose.
Each leg of this journey equips you with biblical principles upon which to build your faith so that you can start to see the purpose for your life as God designed it. As you work through this devotional, you allow God to reveal Himself, and His plans, to you. You’ll find practical tips and action steps at the end of each section to propel you through this purpose discovery and activation process. Take as much time as you need to complete each action item before moving on to the next. Be thoughtful. Be intentional. Be prayerful in seeking God’s direction and in discerning the path He’s leading you on.