Tim Ferris asks this great question in his book The 4-Hour Workweek:
“Are you better off now than you were one year ago?”
He then adds “If not, things will not improve by themselves.” You know this is true. You have to take responsibility for your own growth.
My hope is that you can honestly say that you are better off than you were one year ago. I hope you’ve grown first and foremost as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Specifically in faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly-kindness, and love. If you are growing in these areas, “they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1: 5-8).
Year End Evaluation: 10 Powerful Questions
Here are ten questions that you could ask yourself to evaluate this past year…
1. What did I do well?
2. What habits have I maintained?
3. Who have I influenced to follow Jesus?
4. Where do I need to improve?
5. How have I experienced…
- Victory over sin and true repentance?
- God’s presence and peace?
- Hope for the future?
- True friendship?
- Growth in character and integrity?
- Grace and forgiveness?
6. What sins do I need to confess?
7. Whom do I need to forgive?
8. What difference did I make this past year?
9. What would be worth repeating in the new year?
10. How did my life bring God glory?
Today’s Missional Challenge
Take the time to evaluate this past year.
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