What Will You Change in 2019?

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What will change in my world during 2019? I’ve been reflecting upon that question.

God willing, I will be publishing my first book next year and creating adjunct materials – such as an on-line course – to supplement it. Yet I will need to continue seeing clients and growing my burgeoning counseling center and satellites.

As I ponder those challenges, I realize it’s not just my “to do” list that will change, but me: how I envision the future, the roles I play and the way I operate.

I must adapt, grow, re-evaluate and revise my way of doing things. I’ll have to let go of some old habits, develop new skills and, perhaps more importantly, revise my mindset. I’ll have to relinquish a few familiar tasks and master some new tricks!

As you race into the coming year, your challenges will differ from mine. Your challenges may be exceed mine, your obstacles may prove more or less difficult than mine, your opportunities may prove few or many relative to those of others. We each have our own journey to traverse.

Yet, every one of us faces the challenge of personal growth, the choice of who we become and the call to follow Christ more closely.

So, what challenges will you face in 2019?

What difference do you want to make in the world in 2019? (I love the saying, “You may not be able to change the world but you can change someone’s world!”) So, whose world will you change in 2019?

What difference do you want to make in the church? As worn-out as the saying may be, for church leaders, there’s great opportunity to “think globally but act locally”. What will you change, God willing, in your church?

What about family? Personally, as a grandparent, I want to visit more with my grandkids and stay connected to them. What about you? How will you improve your relationships with spouse, children, family or friends?

Finally, what about you? How will you grow in the coming year? What changes do you need to make in habits, attitudes, mindset?

I would love to hear your comments on the challenges before you this next year and how you intend to meet them!

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