Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”


This time of year is often spent examining our lives and organizations. This is one of the most crucial investments you will make. My fear however, is that our examination too often considers where we are rather than where we are headed.

The trajectory of our lives is far more critical than its present position. 

The current standing of our organization is far less important than what direction it is moving.

Am I becoming the kind of person I set out to be? The person I was created to be?

Is my marriage becoming more or less what I hoped it would be?

Are my friendships becoming more what God intended them to be?

Am I increasingly loving?

Increasingly joyful?

Increasingly peaceful?

Increasingly patient?

Increasingly kind? Good? Faithful? Gentle?

Increasingly demonstrating self control?


Investing in a time of examination of all areas of our life creates the opportunity for the trajectory of our lives to change forever. 

Of course the follow up questions are equally important;

What needs to happen in order for the trajectory to continue in the right direction?

What needs to happen in order for the direction to change?


“For we are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory.”

2 Corinthians 3:18

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