Friday, December 30, 2016

Your Personal Assessment to Wrap Up 2016

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:1-3 (NLT)

‘Tis the season for year-end reviews and New Year resolutions. News summaries portray a difficult year, political turmoil and celebrity deaths. But I prefer Best of 2016 lists like medical breakthroughs, progress toward ending human trafficking and steps taken to end poverty and hunger.

I also value an honest, balanced personal assessment.

Some choose one focus word for 2017 and others set goals. Most of us resist the significant effort and self-reflection that make these practices meaningful. However, turning the calendar page is an appropriate time to evaluate the year’s highs and lows so we can identify areas needing improvement.

Today’s graphic from Holley Gerth provides a starting point. In addition to the general successes and failures, please consider your relationship with God and your interaction with His Word.

How has your faith changed since this time last year?
How was God active in your life?
What habits drew you into deeper relationship or distracted you from Him?
What motivates your 2017 goals?

Self-reflection and prayer are the foundation for meaningful goal setting. (tweet this)
I’d love to support you in growing your relationship with God. It might be finding a local Bible study, online daily devotion, Bible reading plan, prayer partner or online faith discussion group. If you’d like help, email me at cathychungblog@gmail. Spending time in God’s Word and at His feet has transformed my life so I’d love to encourage you in your journey.

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you involve God when setting goals?

#SeedsOfScripture #newyear #2017 #selfreflection

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Cathy, Happy New Year. I am setting time aside today and tomorrow to pray and plan. I have my plan I want to make sure it aligns with God's If it does not my plan will change to follow His.