Are you a college student? Are you a single parent? Perhaps you are married with young children. Or, perhaps you are in your middle years. Regardless of where you are in life, what enters your mind as you think about the new year or the future in general?
As you think about the future, what makes you feel either concerned, nervous or anxious? Maybe you are concerned for your children. You may feel nervous as you think about the economy. You may be experiencing some health issues and you wonder how these concerns will be resolved. You may wonder whom you might marry.
As you think about the future, what is there that causes you to feel excited? Maybe you are starting a new job. It could be that you are starting graduate school, and you look forward to that experience. Perhaps there is something in your ministry that you look forward to. Maybe the thought of a new year, new start, etc. is exciting to you.
I am thinking about the new year and am wondering how you and others might respond to these questions. I really appreciate your response.