It’s almost the New Year, and time to make plans, not for a party, but for the future.
Ask anyone over forty and they’ll tell you that time really does “fly by.” None of us can stop it, but we can be intentionally involved in its passing. One way I do that is by making a personal review of each year, as it closes out. If you wait any longer you may lose the “before it’s too late” opportunities for adjustments.
I try annually to determine if my personal positions have been the best. If they haven’t, I search for alternatives or remedies to apply in the future. If options of change are called for, I seriously consider them. If there are none, then I can accept that past, and leave it there.
All of this review and change starts in the heart. Honesty and humility are required if we expect to make reliable self-assessments. Both hurt when applied, but offer the best hope for possible course corrections.
My personal course-correction for 2015 is to “do no harm.” I’ll let you in on that one in future posts.
“Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea, as the Lord told me. And for many days we traveled around Mount Seir. Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward'” (Deuteronomy 2:1-3/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.