It’s a New Year. My friend J.R. Woodward (who recently released this article on possibly my favorite website on the internet) once shared with my GCM staff class that a survey showed that one of the top 3 things people at the end of their lives wish they would have done differently was take more time to reflect on life. I resonate strongly with this. I often feel like I’m just always going, going, going, consumed with whatever is on my plate in the moment or day to come. Some of the greatest impact I’ve had in life has come from when I’ve disciplined myself to exit life’s craziness for a time and just sit down and reflect on who I am, what I truly care about, and how I really want to be living my life. Andy Stanley calls this prioritizing the important things over the urgent things. I’m really bad at this. My wife is excellent at it.
The new year seems to always provide a natural space for me to reflect a bit more than usual, so I try to take the opportunity to dream about the upcoming year. Ben Arment, a dreamer himself, has even gone to the extent of taking this concept and setting up a program where he tries to help you accomplish your dream in a year. Check out this teaser:
So if you haven’t taken time to reflect and dream yet, do it now. What dream do you want to see happen this year? One of mine is that I want to read through the whole Bible this year. I’ve never actually read through the whole Bible all at once, and I really missed having more structure and discipline to how I interacted with God’s word this last year. And I have one or two other (more secret) dreams for this year.
What will your dream year be about? Please share with a friend, and, if you dare, in the comments section!