When You Don’t Know Who You Are (part 2)

RestlessIn my previous post, I said that I would share some of the resources that have been helpful for me this year in discerning and finding confidence in my gifts and callings. So here goes….


courage and callingCourage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential

by Gordon T. Smith

This was a super-helpful read. He speaks of four kinds of vocational callings. They are his opinion (philosophical more than biblical), but worth taking a look into. He also really helped me understand a proper theology of work. This was actually a textbook for me this year, and one that I would actually read if it weren’t required.



the callThe Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life

by O.S. Guinness

This is a book that I wish I’d had more time to read than was given in my class. I don’t recommend rushing through it.




art of workThe Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

by Jeff Goins

This is a great read that has helped shape my understanding of vocation versus employment.





restlessRestless: Because You Were Made for More

by Jennie Allen

I did this study a few years ago, but couldn’t resist inserting it here because it is SO GOOD. I’ve blogged about it before, so you can read more here.




strengthsquestStrenghsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond
by Donald O. Clifton and Edward Chip Anderson

This book has a companion profile test (link below) that turns this into a great, hands-on experience for understanding yourself and others.






Remember! These are just resources. They are not substitutes for life on life relationships where people who really know you observe and speak into your life. But they may help you get a handle on how you tick. The first links are free.

The VARK Questionnaire: A Guide to Learning Styles

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (A shortened version of Meyers-Briggs)

Life Values Inventory

StrenghsQuest – one use code $9.99

Pathmaker I: Finding Your Fit in the Workplace AND Pathmaker II: Linking Personality and Opportunity – workbook style assessment


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