Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thinking About 2014

The new year is always a good time to hit the reset button. A time to start over. A time to reflect upon your past year and think about the coming year. What will you do this coming year of any significance? What mark will you try to hit? What do you want to accomplish? I'm sure you have heard it said before, but if you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Goals are good. They are helpful. So what will 2014 hold for you?

Yesterday, I saw Donald Whitney post a series of questions on Twitter to help think through goals for 2014. I thought they were wonderful and they have made me start thinking. Maybe I'll write a few of my answers in the next several weeks as I get time to think through them. Until then, I would encourage you to spend some time in the next several days answering one or all of these questions. (You can find the rest of the questions and some commentary HERE).

  1. What's one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
  2. What's the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?
  3. What's the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
  4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?
  5. What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
  6. What is the most helpful new way you could strengthen your church?
  7. For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?
  8. What's the most important way you will, by God's grace, try to make this year different from last year?
  9. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
  10. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity?

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