Two Questions That End Confusion

This past weekend I journeyed out to the Midwest Prayer Center to attend a worship gathering that was
led by Rick Pino. After the time of worship they had a speaker named Rex Crain who I had never heard
before this weekend. He had a tremendous ability to provoke people into their callings (and do a very
corporate version of what I’ve been talking about in my “On Sonship” series).

I found something he did really simple and helpful for clarifying identity and helping people move
forward in their calling. He gave everyone two sentences to fill in the blanks for themselves. Once
you answer these two questions, a lot of other questions become much easier. I’m going to post both
sentences, but here’s the challenge: Answer them in the comment section. You’ll be helped by having
written down a clarifying statement on identity and purpose and I would love to know who is reading
and where the people who are reading are going. Here are the two questions:

My name is __________________.

My life is about ____________________________________________________________________.

Now, some of you may not know the answer to the question, and that’s okay. This is an exercise
designed to cause you to go back to the Father and get the answers. Obviously the first answer is just
your name. The second answer has an infinite number of possibilities.

Here’s mine: My name is Travis. My life is about recovering the essence of apostolic Christianity in my
generation. (I’ll clarify that statement at some point in the future, but it will probably look something
like this.)

Okay, now it’s your turn. Go to the comment section and leave the answer to your two questions. I’m
excited to see the answers.

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

2 responses to “Two Questions That End Confusion”

  1. DM says :

    my name is DM
    My life is about staying connected to God so that the very life of Christ will continue to grow and bear fruit in an authentic and serendipidious way.

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