Pastor's Corner – Dec 29th, 2022
Here's what I know. 2022 has been an interesting year. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably taking some time this week to chill and reflect.
Reflect on the year that was, and also reflect on what you want for the year ahead.
No doubt, you’ve heard the old saying, “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. Who we surround ourselves with has a huge impact on the people we become. Want to make it in Christian music? You would do well to head to Atlanta. Want to build a billion-dollar tech startup? Silicon Valley is where you need to be. Want to break into the film industry? Head to Hollywood. In short, proximity is power. Can you achieve these things outside of these “hubs”? Of course. But you’re going to be pushing uphill. For some goals, like the ones I list above, physical proximity is essential. But fortunately, most goals don’t require you to relocate physically. That’s why at this time of year, one of the reflection exercises I do is a circle check.
Who is stunting my ambition and telling me to be more realistic? I need to spend less time with them (even if they’re well-meaning).
Who’s challenging me to become an even better version of myself? I need to spend more time with them.
Who’s already done what I want to do? I need to upgrade my circle of contacts and get access to them.
I’m spending some time today dreaming and scheming 2023 goals for myself, my family and Faith Church. What’s a big goal you've got planned for 2023? Every goal begins with a starting point and a map from God Hit your Pastor with a text or phone call if you need a prayer partner to get you to the starting line. An indicator I use for choosing goals is if it makes me both nervous and excited at the same time. What's a goal for 2023 that has you both nervous and excited? I hope that goal includes a bold commitment to the Lord.
I’m wishing the best for you and yours.