several of you have asked me to post the 10 questions i used during my sabbatical. these were given to me by my close friend and advisor (and the interim COO at YS), mark dowds. his instructions to me were to take one question a day, in order, and prayerfully consider it while walking (not sitting) for one hour. then stop and journal. i made it through the whole list two times, and enjoyed the process of returning to the questions the 2nd time, as progress had been made, or the question had a different spin for me after journaling other stuff. anyhow, here they are:
Where is my life going?
What do I want life to be like in 10 years (remove all fantasy and projection of anything material from your thoughts and get to the substance of life experience)?
What might God be trying to teach me?
Am I growing spiritually? Meditate on the fruit of the spirit (do I love more? am I more kind? etc.).
What moments in life have been the most pleasurable and God honoring? Revisist these times and reexperience them in your body.
What am I most afraid of and what can I discover about myself?
What changes am I going to make in life to be healthier in a holistic manner?
What can I do to relinquish more control in life in order to become more dependant on God for outcome?
What opportunities might this season be presenting me that I am not seeing?
If I was to make the gutsiest choice that could benefit my life and family more what would that choice be?