Graham Cooke, international author and speaker, encourages us to take a step back and inventory this year’s growth:
“It’s a good thing, I think, between Christmas and New Year just to take stock of this year, “What did I learn? What did I face? Who did I become? Who is new in my life that I want to keep around? What is new that is here to stay?
“I like to make a record, I like journaling. I like looking back and making sure that everything I learned is going to travel with me. New truth allows you to unpack old truth and see where it can be upgraded. If you understand your life as a story and a journey, then it makes sense to take stock of who you’ve become, what’s the current challenge, and what are the promises you’ve put into practice this year. What prophetic words that were spoken previously came to pass this year that you need to take into next year? How are you different now than you were six months ago?
“Keep track of your journey. Otherwise those are the milestones that you let go of because you didn’t establish them. It’s good to establish a milestone, “I learned this. I became this. I am staying in this.” I think we so easily get blown off course by life and it’s good having those things there as a matter of record.”
Friend, how did you grow this year? How are you different now than you were six months ago? What are your journal pages whispering to you?