I love this holiday season. Time to take a rest and enjoy the company of family and friends, give thanks for blessings and bless the lives of others. For this month’s goal, there’s very little to do, except to reflect on the past year. Take out the notebook you started at the beginning of the year. Hopefully you’ve had it out from time to time this past year. But now’s the time to look at what you wrote at the beginning of the year.
How close did you come to achieving your goals? What did you have the most difficulty with? What were your biggest achievments this year? Where would you like to improve next year?
Let’s not just look at the phyiscal or tangible parts of Provident Living. Let’s also look at the spiritual. Remember, Provident living isn’t just measured by pounds of wheat or jars of food. It’s also measured by how well you see God’s providence in your daily life. Did working towards a more provident-centered lifestyle bring you closer to God?
How did your spiritual perceptions of self-reliance change this year?
Your evaluation of what you’ve accomplished this year will be important as you prepare for the new year. It will be the springboard for what you hope to accomplish in 2013. I’ve created a “Getting Started” booklet that you can download now. Just print it out, punch holes in it and put it in a 3-ring binder to start your Provident Living Notebook for 2013.