It is a new year with a great number…2013…orange13… This year I am working on answering some questions connected to my story that will lead me into my future. Huge events, changes in life rhythm and transition times are natural times to reflect on the past. The new year is one of those opportunities to look back as you venture forward.
For me to move forward involves honestly answering the following 4 questions:
- Where am I called ?(place)
- What brokenness am I called to confront? (problem)
- Who am I called to? (population)
- How am I to do this? (process)
These are not new questions, but are new to the place I find myself in life. Take time over the next few days…pause and think about these questions.
–What comes to mind as you think about these questions?
–Do these questions encourage you, frustrate you or are you numb?
–Do you see Gods calling clearly or is it a blur?
Maybe its time to look in and discover the story of you? The key to moving forward and answering these questions is heavily influenced on your ability to look in and back.
In– are your passions, hopes dreams and fears.
Back– is the story that has been told about you. What has happened in your life? Great things, hard thing, horrific things, sad things…and how have you worked through these experiences…how have you seen God or not seen God during these times.
Take a look in and back over the next few months and then keep doing it as you live your story today.