I am big on reflecting once something is over and setting goals once something new begins. Now that 2011 is coming to a close I did a very popular questionnaire that helps you reflect the progress, challenges, joys & growth of the year. I picked five questions that I thought were super important to share with you all.
1. What was the single best thing that happened this year?
God affirmed my calling to work with young women complete with a ministry outline & basic plan. I graduate in a year so for me this is a big deal!
2. Pick three words to describe 2011?
Beautiful, sovereign, & perseverance.
3. With whom were your most valuable relationships with?
My girls -- Erica, Nicolette, Thressa, Stephanie, Rachael, & Maddy; thanks SO much for being there!! xo
My bros -- Edwin, Joe, Art, Leo, & Curt thanks for not being afraid to tell me about myself!!
4. Single biggest lesson this year?
People are a sum of their experiences & choices, however theirchoices will be tainted and warped by our experiences. Because of this lesson I've learned never to judge anyone & how important it is to get to know a persons story. People do what they do for a reason regardless of how insane we may think their choices may be. We all kind of 'know' this in theory however I learned this in heart this year.
5. Best way time was spent this year?
On my face, dancing, singing, worshiping, praying before my Abba. Those moments spent before God shaped my year tremendously!
I also came up with a few bonus reflection questions that should be used just between you and God. Questions like what sin did I fall into most this year? What were my negative ways of thinking? What has God spoken to my heart this year? These questions are not to condemn but rather to help you become more intentional with your walk with God. I also came up with a goal list. I told myself that 2012 will not be about me. I want to live to make Jesus' name famous, not mine.
What are your 2012 goals? Do they reflect God's heart or your selfish motives?