Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Great Questions For The New Year

It's been a fun 2014. Stacey & I are taking the rest of December off from blogging and will kick it back off in January with lots of ideas for the new semester. 

In the mean time we've posted some questions below for you to think about as you enter the new year. Maybe they're questions you'd like to answer personally, with your significant other, with your YL team, or with your Campaigners group. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

-Drew Hill & Stacey Greene 
The Young Life Leader Blog team

Download 'Questions For The New Year' Here

Questions From 2014

-The most fun times you can remember
-Terms you would use to describe yourself over the past year
-Memorable things you heard people say
-Times when the Gospel came alive
-People you came to appreciate in a new way
-Music that touched you deeply
-What ways did you change
-Sermons/talks that rocked your world
-Movies that impacted you
-Things that books taught you
-The most compelling philosophical insights you encountered
-Times when you entered a place of mystery
-People who came through for you
-Ways you messed up
-Ways you were magic
-Times that God took you by surprise
-The most stimulating discussions you had
-Things you remember that you'd rather forget
-The most difficult times
-Something you're proud of
-Someone you're proud of
-People who poured out their souls to you
-Ways you were challenged
-A time when everything was going wrong and suddenly turned out right
-Your most significant accomplishments
-What spiritual practices generated the greatest benefit to your soul
-Was there any anger, guilt, greed or jealousy that needs to be resolved
-Did you honor God with your finances and give generously
-Did you cultivate your prayer life
-What did you do well as a dad/mom, husband/wife, son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, brother/sister, friend
-What do you wish you did differently as a dad/mom, husband/wife,son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, brother/sister, friend
-If you were to give this past year a title, it would be

Questions For 2015

-What hopes do you have for the coming year?

-What apprehensions do you have?
-What one change could you make in your behavior in this coming year that would help you to live in greater alignment with your values?
-What daring/thrilling things will you try?
-What would you like to change about yourself?
-If this new year is to have a title, what do you want it to be?
-If you knew now that this coming year would be your last year on earth, what would you do more/less of?
-What major things do you want to accomplish this coming year?
-Who do you want to get to know better this coming year?
-Any wild predictions about what will happen throughout this nation and the world?
-Who are the top ten relationships you intend to influence this year?
-How will you be more intentional with these people than in the past year?
-What has to happen in this coming year for you to label it “your best year yet?”
-What is the wildest, most unconventional thing you could do this next year to live with more passion?
-What out of the box thinking could you do in your job/ministry?
-How will you honor God with your finances this next year?
-In what specific areas will you give more generously?
-Who will hold you accountable to be at your best this next year?
-What are the most purposeful daily habits you could develop/upgrade over next 12 months?
-Identify specific messes or clutter projects you’d like to clean up in the next 12 months:
-Proverbs 22:1 says a good name is more desirable than great riches. Identify 3 qualities you’d like to see associated with your name as well as how you’d define each quality.
-How will you take better care of your health in this next year?
-What will you do to daily renew your mind?

Special thanks to Jon Stine, Bryson Vogeltanz, John Woodall, and others for crafting and sharing such thoughtful questions!

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