Friday, December 31 2021
BONUS - #Prepare - Evaluate
Job 34:4 - Let us evaluate for ourselves what is right; let us come to know among ourselves what is good.
Matthew 7:2 - Because the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged, and you will be evaluated by the standard with which you evaluate others.
2 Corinthians 13:5 -Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as believers. Examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit?
DADs, I cannot believe that it’s been a year since we started this “passion for preparation” journey together!
I hope through this year you have found at least one message resonating with you, bringing about positive action, while helping you become better prepared.
Together we have considered thus far 52 different aspects of preparation. This 53rd edition is a “BONUS” blog, to hopefully help launch you into next year.
Thank you for being a faithful follower and reader. Thank you for wanting to be prepared. Thank you for wanting to be the Daily Active Devoted DAD God has called you to be!
Evaluate: to judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way
I love the days between Christmas and New Year’s. I’m not sure why, but unless you’re traveling or taking down Christmas decorations, it’s a great time to pause.
Especially pausing to evaluate.
But should we always wait until the 52nd week of every year to evaluate? Maybe just maybe that’s something we should prepare to do daily?
DADs, keeping true to our yearlong definition of preparation, I ask you today, “what needs your deliberate effort, evaluating in a careful and thoughtful way?”
How’s your physical condition? How’s your mental status? How’s your spiritual level?
I ask about all three (physical, mental, spiritual), because while two out of three may be good enough for the baseball hall of fame, our well-being, and our potential to be fully used depends on all three.
So if we used a simple scale of 1-10 (10 being highest), how would you measure or evaluate your score in these three areas today?
Are you better today than yesterday?
Now I’m not suggesting that you use a scale, but I am suggesting you prepare to evaluate both on a long and short term basis. Whatever the process it needs to provide you with a starting point and benchmarks along the way.
And whatever measurement you use to evaluate your status, consistency is key.
Want to know how you are doing? Then surround yourself with your people. People are not afraid to tell you the truth. People with a vested interest in your success.
Two questions to ask yourself in the evaluation process are: “Is what I am doing providing the greatest impact?” and “Am I adding value to those around me?”
In our prep to evaluate, asking the right questions is essential as it is written in Job 34:4: To “Let us evaluate for ourselves what is right; let us come to know among ourselves what is good.”
DADs it is only in our willingness to look into the “mirror” allowing us to truly see what we are reflecting.
Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 13:5: We are instructed to “test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as believers. Examine yourselves!”
DADs as we prepare to turn the page on another year, let us also prepare to evaluate ourselves, ensuring our steps are guided in every way.
To God be the glory!
DADs “get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you! So…C’mon Men Suit Up!
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