The Christian calendar has many opportunities for self-reflection and self-examination, for example, Lent and Advent. I thought it might be helpful if I gave you some questions to aid the process. There are many in this list, so please choose the ones that fit you personally.
Where is God in my life?
Where do I see God working?
What is Jesus to me?
What is my list of priorities? God, family church?
What delights me?
What is the gift that I can offer to the world?
Am I living or just existing?
What do I think is my purpose?
What good am I doing for myself and others?
What small acts of kindness can I do daily?
What time do I have to just sit and stare?
What cheers me up?
Have I got a special place where I am closest to God?
Am I speaking kindly to myself?
With what treats can I reward myself?
How do I prioritise my time?
Do I really know what is important?
How much am I a doer and how much am I an encourager? Do I energise people or do I drain them of energy?
How do I absorb bad and transform it into good? How do I make lemonade from lemons?
How can I make something happen?
Do I know what rejuvenates me?
Who are my closest friends and why?
Do I have enough exercise?
Where are my favourite walks?
If thoughts lead to actions and actions lead to habits, how can I ensure my thoughts are pure? Do I need to change some of my habits because they are leading down the wrong path?
How can I be someone else's angel? How can I be someone's answer to prayer?
How do I keep perspective in a situation?
Am I creating my own golden memories?
What is shaping my world view?
Am I being shaped into the image God wants and needs?
How am I looking after myself?
What do I value the most and why?
Do I judge people too much?
How do I enjoy the simple pleasures, such as a sunrise?
Am I finding obstacles or stepping stones on my life journey?
Upon what are my worries and anxieties based?
Do I challenge these thoughts?
How much do I trust God?
I am a child of God, therefore, I am valued and precious. How often do I tell myself that?
It is not the stormy water outside a boat that makes it sink, it is the water that gets in. How am I ensuring I am not taking in too much water and how do I ensure I block any leaks?
How do I keep a strong mindset and how do I keep focused on God's love?
Do I have a vision for my life?
How am I helping others?
Am I using other people as role models?
Am I imitating the good traits I see in other people?
Where do I find refreshment of mind, body and soul and where do I find I am growing?
I am a work in progress, where is God working?
Am I spending enough time appreciating the good things that are happening to me?
Do I know what cheers me up? Do I know what drains me of energy?
Do I spend too much time dwelling in the past rather than concentrating on the present and the future?
It only takes one person to make a difference, therefore, how am I making a difference to other people's lives?
How do I keep on learning? How am I using my brain?
Am I allowing experiences to change me positively?
How do I acknowledge the people who support me?
Do I do things out of duty or out of love?
How can I turn enemies into friends?
Am I looking for miracles?
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Rev'd Martin Wheadon