Twelve Important Questions Every Christian Should Ask Themselves Each Year

It’s the middle of January, so it’s still a good time to be proactive and intentional about your life this year rather than merely reactive to situations and events as they unfold.

Of course, if you are a key decision maker in your business or organization, you know that you need to ask and answer indicating questions to focus your attention and intentions where they need to be each year. Likewise, every Christian should in some way ask themselves indicating questions to help focus needed attention and intentions to be purposeful in their lives each year. Otherwise, an important chance is wasted and our lives drift aimlessly, more or less. We react to life instead of focus our lives—something we would never tolerate in any business or organization that was important to us.

So, what do you want/need to be intentional about in your life in order to become more the person you want/need to be this year?

Lynn Roush recently provided some good insight on this here. But I recently saw these questions listed by a Christian blogger named Don Whitney that I think is a great list of twelve important questions Christians should ask themselves every year. Perhaps pick four or five that you want/need to be intentional about for this year. If you’re part of a men’s/women’s group or a small group, maybe devote one session to discussing and sharing your answers with one another.

1. What’s one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?

2. What habit would you most like to establish this year?

3. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?

4. What’s one thing you could do this year to enrich the spiritual legacy you will leave to your children and grandchildren?

5. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will you do about it?

6. For whose salvation will you pray most fervently this year?

7. What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?

8. What is your most important financial goal this year, and what is the most important step you can take toward achieving it?

9. What book, in addition to the Bible, do you most want to read this year?

10. What one thing do you most regret about last year, and what will you do about it this year?

11. What skill do you most want to learn or improve this year?

12. What single thing that you plan to do this year will matter most in ten years? In eternity?

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