Questions that must be asked in 2018
Teach us to number our days so that we can have a wise heart.
—>prayer of Moses from Psalm 90:12
As 2018 starts there are large thoughts that are taking up a lot of my time.
First and foremost, I think about how during this year in less than 120 days, our fourth son will be here – Larkin. Our life and love will be enlarged once again.
There are practical things that must be done – a basement to finish out and a trade in of car(s) to get a vehicle that will hold all the family.
But there are deeper, more heart level concerns that I have been wrestling with. The phrase that will be phrase that shapes 2018 for me – Lose yourself. I am by nature an introvert that likes order and control. This is helpful in many ways, but in others, it keeps me from being as present and as helpful as I could be in the lives of my family, friends, church, and clients. I am wanting 2018 to be different.
I do not have full to-dos of how to lose myself in 2018, but I do have questions that are forming.
I share these questions in hopes that they will also help you create some points of examination that will turn lead to living life with a wise heart in 2018.
Question 1: Who needs you most to live differently this year? Why?
Question 2: What negative habit or pattern keeps you from fully being who you are called to be? Be as specific as you possibly can.
Question 3: What practical practices do you need to participate in to be present for the person or people in question 1 and combat the things you listed in question 2?
Question 4: What 3 words best describe who you are called to be in 2018?
Question 5: Who do you need to help you be and do differently in 2018?
Question 6: Who else that you know that needs to see these questions?
Question 7: And will you walk with them to help them be different in 2018?
Try these out.
Give me feedback.
And if I can do anything to help you in making your 2018 deeper and more aligned and alive – let me know.
Strength and courage,
Kevin A. Parido