7 Questions That Rattle In The Minds Of Most Men

Day 3 of 7 • This day’s reading


Did your high school yearbook include “senior superlatives”—silly distinctions like “most likely to succeed” or “most athletic?” These are usually decided by a rather unscientific class vote. But what was true back in high school is true now: it feels good to have a gift that others recognize.

Your classmates may not be the most reliable crowd for recognizing your strengths and gifts, but your heavenly father is.

So today’s question is: Who am I?

Spending some energy identifying your strengths and gifts not only makes it easier to recognize opportunities to use them, it will also release you from envy. God didn’t design you to be your co-worker who’s better at public speaking or your cycling partner who always beats your time. He gifted you uniquely and exactly for the job he’s set before you.

Here’s a framework to help you begin identifying your unique D.E.S.I.G.N.

  • Drives: What excites you? What fires you up?
  • Experiences: What experiences make you unique from other men?
  • Spirituality: How do you best connect with God?
  • Impact: What arena do you feel most compelled to impact?
  • Genius: What do you do repeatedly, successfully, happily?
  • Nature: What is your personality? Extrovert, introvert, structured, spontaneous?


Write down your answers to each of the D.E.S.I.G.N. questions. Ask God to bring you opportunities this week to put these gifts to good use for him.