figuring out my strengths, passions and sweet spots

Yesterday I introduced you to a definition of a sweet spot … The sweet spot is defined as the intersection point of your greatest strength and your greatest passion.  So the key to understanding where your sweet spots are is first understanding your strengths and passions.

So I spent a few sleepless hours last night considering and meditating upon my strengths, my passions and the sweet spots where they may intersect …

My initial thoughts are that my greatest strengths are …

  • writing
  • teaching
  • encouraging

And my initial thoughts on my greatest passions are …

  • opening people’s hearts to Scripture and the life application of Scripture
  • sharing what God is doing in and thru me during my cancer journey
  • challenging those diagnosed with cancer not to give up hope and to fix their eyes on Jesus

Which brings me to the intersection points between my strength and passions … my sweet spot …

  • this blog
  • men’s small group

That leaves me with a strength and a passion that has yet to find its sweet spot …

  • strength … encouragement
  • passion … challenging those diagnosed with cancer not to give up hope and to fix their eyes on Jesus

Now all I have to do is figure out how to bring that strength and passion together in a sweet spot …

Thoughts, guidance and advice appreciated.



About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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2 Responses to figuring out my strengths, passions and sweet spots

  1. judikruis says:

    Great starting place Bernie! We could give you lots of advice but God will show you the best steps to take!

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