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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?

  • emotional
  • relational
  • intellectual
  • physical
  • spiritual

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.

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