As the end of another year approaches – it provides me with a new opportunity for reflection and examination. This is a grace infused exercise meant to help me grow, as a disciple and as a leader. It’s not a guilt trip or a legalistic ‘to do’ list to breed shame or pride.
Here is a list that I designed for myself – and some of the questions/issues you might fond helpful too:
What can I celebrate?
What do I need to bring closure to?
What keeps tripping me up?
Who do I want to become?
Who do I want to influence?
What is my plan?
- what disciplines do I need to adopt?
- how can I master my diary?
- who/what should I be reading & listening to?
- who do I need to talk to?
- how does my accountability look like?
Pauls’ leadership encouragement to Timothy is a helpful reminder here:
2 Timothy 2:3-6 (NLT): 3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. 5 And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. 6 And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor.