When was the last time you stopped to evaluate your life?
Take a few minutes and think back to where you were one year ago today.
- How was your life going?
- What was your work or career situation?
- What did your bank account look like?
- Where were you in your relationships?
- How was your health?
- How would you describe your walk with Christ?
I like to do an annual “year in review” just so I can keep moving forward and discern where I am succeeding or falling short of my goals and purpose.
If you haven’t taken time to do that lately, I encourage you to do that right now.
It’s important to take a regular inventory of our lives and understand where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going.
But it’s often easier to look back or to look forward, than to look at where we are today.
So next, take a moment to ask yourself what your life looks like today.
- Are you doing better or worse than a year ago?
- How is your work or career today?
- What about your finances?
- What do your significant relationships look like?
- How do you feel health-wise?
- What does your walk with Christ look like today?
Some of these areas may be great, and others might be tough to think about. I want you to know that as long as you have breath in your lungs, you can make a change in your life.
There’s one final thing I want you to do. Look at the trajectory of your life and ask yourself, “Am I following the best possible path that will bring me the most joy by fulfilling God’s purpose for my life?”
If you are intentionally focused on fulfilling God’s purpose for your life, then you will experience the greatest joy a person can experience.
I encourage you to read all of John chapter 15, but here are a few verses that stand out to me:
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:8-11
You have more fruit to bear! I challenge you to set a vision for your life that centers on God’s purpose and calling, write it down, and then take steps toward fulfilling that vision every day.
Then next year, you can do your best “year in review” ever.
If you need help doing this, feel free to reach out to me any time.
May The Lord richly bless you today.
Blessings in Christ,
If you are having a hard time discerning what God wants you to do in life, or setting that vision I spoke about, I want to help you with our resources. Check out our spiritual gifts test, personality test, and The Clarify Your Calling Workshop.
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