Purpose & Pause Series 2

Purpose & Pause Post 2: Where are you?

Last week, we reviewed the first step in crafting a remarkable New Year –Seeking God first

Did you spend some time reviewing the truths that He has declared about you and seeking His guidance and direction?

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. 

Psalm 139: 13-15

For I know the plans I have  for
you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm 
you, plans to give you a hope and a future.


– Jeremiah 29:11

As we look ahead to making our plans to craft a remarkable 2019, it is wise to pause and get a reading on where we are right now.

Author Anne Voskamp points out in her book The Greatest Gift, the first question God asks in the Old Testament  is “Where are you?”

It is a good question to ask at this time of year. It is also a fitting time to take a personal assessment so we can begin 2019 with clarity.

Get my free Year in Review Guide

Step two in crafting our remarkable year is to make a self-assessment.

  • Where are you in your life?
  • Where do you want to go?
  • What is holding you back? (hint it is probably not what you think!)
  • Are you better today than you were last year?
  • What did you do this year that brought happiness?
  • What did you do this year that made you restless or unhappy?
  • Why did you chose these things?
  • What did you do this year to bring happiness to others?
  • Did you harm anyone physically, emotionally, intellectually or spiritually?
  • What inspired me you this year?
  • What are you proud of that you accomplished this year?
  • What is something you planned to accomplish but didn’t? Why?
  • What are you most thankful for that happened this year?
  • What areas of your life do you need to improve?
  • What areas need more attention?
  • What, in your thinking, actions, lack of action, or relationships, is keeping you from living your best life?
  • To aid you in this process, I have created a free, downloadable Year in Review PDF.

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