2. Pursue Your Uniqueness

A FOUNDATION PRINCIPLE THAT RENEWS YOUR HEART

As you Pursue Your Uniqueness, celebrating who God created you to be and His continued shaping of your life as His pearl, you will have your heart renewed for your journey of living a life of significance.

Participant Book page 43 – Your Uniqueness Summary

As they go through this session and subsequent sessions, your group will gradually complete "Your Uniqueness Summary." We recommend you and your group use a small Post-ItTM tab on this page for easy reference throughout the course.

 

Participant Book page 45 – Life-Coaching Tool: Your Uniqueness Discovery – Skills and Abilities

Instead of giving time for the peer coaches to interact about this tool, we suggest you delay the peer coaching time and have them discuss their discoveries from the Life Experiences Tool on page 46.

 

Participant Book page 46 – Life-Coaching Tool: Your Uniqueness Discovery – Life Experience

If this is not already in the Participant Book you are using, instruct your women to add a "0-7" age category to the first row of their tool. Remember to have the peer coaches talk together.

 

Participant Book page 47 – Your Uniqueness Discovery: Spiritual Gifts

You will want to explain that the spiritual gifts listed on this page are only some of the gifts presented in many different scripture passages. It is not an exhaustive list. Your group may also identify scripture passages in addition to the ones mentioned.

There are many excellent tests available for women who don’t yet know their spiritual gifts. You may want to suggest any tests with which you are familiar.

 

Facilitator Guide page 73

Under the section God created you uniquely/God loves you, you may want to share the following quote by John Mason: "You were born an original, don’t die a copy."

 

Facilitator Guide page 73

Under the section God created you uniquely/God loves you, you may want to share the following quote by John Mason: "You were born an original, don’t die a copy."

 

Facilitator Guide page 111 – Integration Activity: Affirmations from the Heart Exercise

You may wish to allow time for the women to write a note of affirmation for everyone in the group at the beginning of this exercise rather then doing it one by one. Suggest that they add their name and the date on their notes for a longer-lasting remembrance.