For the Reflective Reading on the back of our church bulletin last Sunday I listed 7 ‘self-diagnostic’ questions I need to keep asking myself as a leader. To the end that we all fulfill God’s calling with personal lives that stay holy and healthy, here they are again. I hope you find them helpful.
KNOW GOD: If ministry activity were taken away from me, would I still have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus?
PURSUE INTEGRITY: Are there areas of ongoing secrecy in my life that I am intentionally hiding from those closest to me?
BE MYSELF: Am I living under the self-imposed pressure of always having to prove something to somebody?
OWN RESPONSIBILITY: Do I acknowledge my mistakes or do I project blame and use my influence to vent unresolved anger?
EMBRACE CHANGE: Is my attitude faith-filled and future-focused or am I overly nostalgic of the past and fearful of taking risks in the present?
LOVE LEARNING: Am I coasting intellectually or am I applying myself to the disciplines of personal study and reflection?
LIVE JOYFULLY: Do I love what I am doing or have I taken the pressures of ministry onto myself?