BBQ Times, National BBQ News, BBQ Critic – Give it to God – Jeff Petkevicius - Column
A New Year… wow, how time flies as we slip more and more into the category of “old fart” J
I’ve always enjoyed this time of year for the time to “pause”, “reflect”, and “adjust” my life. Here’s my self-evaluation to share with you and encourage you to go through a similar process of critical evaluation of your life and what course you are on compared to where you want to be:
Did I have a good year? Why was it good? Why was it bad? What good decisions did I make? What bad decisions did I make? If I had the year to do over, what would I change?
How am I doing as a husband/Wife? Did I work on being a better husband/wife? If not, why not? Have I asked my wife/husband this question? Do I want to be a better husband/wife? What will I focus on this year to improve my role as husband/wife? How am I doing as a dad/mom? How am I doing as a brother/sister? How am I doing as a friend? What do I want to focus on in these areas and make solid improvements this year?
Am I in the right job? Is my job a source of joy in my life? How can I do better in my job? What do I need to work on to make myself the employee I would want to hire or promote? How are my relationships at work?
Are finances a source of joy or agony in my life? Do I have a finance plan? If I’m off-track, why? How important is it that I get back on track? When am I going to get the help I need for my finances? Do I donate enough to worthy causes? J
Did I have fun this year? What is my source of fun in my life? Do I need another BBQ pit? (Obvious to all of us…YES).. What plans do I have this year to make sure I have fun away from the stress of life?
Relationship with Jesus:
Is Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior? If not, why not? Am I done with blaming “people” or “church” experiences for not having a relationship with Jesus? Am I ready to re-engage in Church for the right reasons? Have I read the bible? Cover to cover? Why not? Do I pray enough? Do I thank God for His blessings in my life? Do I spend time with my wife/husband praying? Do I pray for my children? Do I pray with my children? Have I given my whole heart to God? If not, what am I waiting for?
Do I have one? Do I want one? What would the perfect ministry for me look like? How important is it to me to have a ministry? Am I ready to be labeled a “Jesus Freak” if I start a ministry this year? Do I care what anybody but God thinks about a ministry for me?
Just some starter questions to get you going for the New Year. A time to reflect on where we have been, where we are, and where we want to go. Decisions have consequences…. And deciding not to make a self-evaluation is a decision. May God bless your year and guide you to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Give it to God – your whole heart – what are you waiting for?
Jeff Loves Jesus and since being saved... born-again... my desire is to work for Him in whatever capacity that becomes. :)