A DIRECTION PRINCIPLE THAT SHAPES YOUR INTELLECT, EMOTIONS AND WILL
As you, Activate Your Mission from God, you will have biblical value-based direction for your journey of living a life of significance. God placed in your heart a passion to make a difference for others. No matter your season of life, God will help you activate your personal mission.
SESSION 1 – Core Values
Core Values are explained and discovered on Participant Book pages 77-84. Following is some further input and explanation that may be helpful to you as you lead your group members through this portion of Session 1.
Participant Book page 78/Facilitator Guide 175 – Criteria for identifying Core Values
- Core Values are consistently reflected in your behavior. They are unique to you and relate to your inner beliefs and convictions. These Core Values are in addition to the behavior that will be evident as you allow God’s Spirit to control your life.
- When we say "willing to die for" (Facilitator Guide page 175, first paragraph under the heading "Wrong Core Values versus True Core Values), this statement may only apply to 1 or 2 Core Values. These Core Values will be of such high priority that we will not compromise or alter them according to our circumstances.Example: I may have identified financial security as one of my Core Values. Then there may come a time when my home is repossessed or my health or business fails. This affects my sense of financial security. Through this experience I discover what it means to walk by faith and trust God. This discovery helps me recognize that financial security is a preferred value not a Core Value for me.
- God desires that each of us express unconditional love to one another. You will do this as you seek to understand and honor other people’s Core Values. Their Core Values may be different from the ones you hold to in a given situation. Some women may have the same Core Value you do yet express it differently.
- Here are some interesting examples for helping people identify a couple of specific Core Values."If fake people make you crazy, then maybe authenticity is a core value for you."
"If half-heartedness angers you, then excellence is a core value for you."
Participant Book page 86/Facilitator Guide 191 – Life Coaching Tool: Habit Builder
On the first section of this Life Coaching Tool, have your women determine what Core Value relates to their habit. They will have another opportunity to establish a second habit in Refocus Your Life. At that time they can choose what area of life relates to their new habit.
Participant Book page 90/Facilitator Guide 199 – Personal Development Opportunities
You may wish to e-mail the Core Values Worksheet to your participants. They can then fill in their Core Values and the descriptions and e-mail it to the five people they have selected. They will more likely receive faster and more in depth responses.
Participant Book page 99/Facilitator Guide 220 – Life Coaching Tool: Uncover Your Passions
If your women prefer to write their reflections on a separate piece of paper rather than in their book, you could print this worksheet to help them uncover their passions. The reflection questions are on the first page and a picture of the heart on the second page. You may want to suggest that they transfer some of their reflections to their book to give them a permanent record of the process of uncovering the passions of their heart. Passions are a major ingredient in helping them discover their Personal Mission from God.