There are so many things you could do with your life. What are the few things that you should do? Filter through the many and choose the few that make sense in the light of eternity.
Setting apart time at the beginning of the year to pray, fast, and reflect are powerful ways to give you space to prioritize. When you would have been eating, spend time reflecting. Here are some questions I’m asking this week (straight out of my journal):
What am I wired to do?
What is my mission? Is it written?
What can I do that will bring the greatest contribution?
Is there anything God has clearly told me to do that I have left undone?
Have I clarified what I desire to see happen this year? Is it written?
What new habit do I need to establish to line up my life with my mission?
What habit do I need to break?
What smaller, doable goal can I accomplish this month to give me momentum?
What’s important now? (W-I-N)
What books do I need to read this year?
Who are the people who make me better? Who causes my heart to burn for Jesus and eternity? What’s the plan to make more time for these people?
How can I make disciples who make disciples this year?
Am I harboring any bitterness or hardness of heart?
Am I fueled by grace or striving in self-effort?