As we end one and begin a new calendar year, it’s good to pause and reflect upon what was and what we hope will be. It is through reflection that we can gain perspective and see more clearly the overarching, God-orchestrated, macro movements of our lives.
Leaders are often too busy to stop and reflect. We always have more things to do and people to see. We take one item off of the do-list and add three more! Who has time to stop and think?
Today…..now is the time to stop and reflect upon who you are becoming and what you are doing! Your personal diary, journal or devotional notebook can be of great help to look back through and observe themes or topics that Lord has been addressing in you. Here are some questions to get you started in this reflection time.
Are you pleased with your own personal spiritual walk? More importantly, is Jesus pleased with your pursuit of Him? How’s the pace of life? Do you have a margin in your life? Are you living and leading from an overflow? How’s the family doing? Are you paying the price to experience the marriage you committed to on your wedding day? Are you investing deeply in your children and grandchildren, knowing that the years for significant influence are rapidly passing you by?
What fears are you trying to ignore related to your leadership? Are you leading with faith and courage? Is the vision of where you are leading to focused or foggy? Do you have a team that is unified and empowered around a shared vision? Are you accomplishing the mission that you intended to accomplish?
These and many more questions are helpful for taking stock of where you are today and where you need to be/go tomorrow. Use this season for reflection and refocus as you start a new year full of new hope and new beginnings.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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