Questions are a sign of curiosity and humility. They fascinate us and often remind us of a childlike innocence. I find questions very useful in my spiritual development. They are allies and tools of growth – if they are used and used smartly.
Here are some question I find useful at the end of the year and the beginning of a new one:
- What mistakes can I learn from – looking back at the last 12 months?
- What relationship needs forgiving, healing or restoring due to trauma in the past few months?
- What can I celebrate – looking back – and show gratitude to God and others?
- What has been God doing in my life – could I sum it up in a sentence?
- What regrets do I need to bring back and leave at the foot of the cross?
- What habit/ hobby is my greatest enemy in time wasting and how can I change that?
- What destructive habits/ hurtful attitudes do I need to change in the year ahead?
- What would a dream year look like – emotionally, physically, spiritually and relational?
- Whose life would I like to see changed through my actions and words in the next year, and what will I do about it?
- What is my plan for my spiritual growth: Bible reading, prayer, serving, connecting?
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.Psalm 139:23-24