I'm at the beach on a Director's Offsite, discussing the future plans for Waters Edge. Yesterday we took some individual time to evaluate our lives, where we have come from and where we find ourselves now.
It's been a while since I carved out the space in my day to do some self evaluation and recalibration. It's like checking the alignment on your car. It does not impede your ability to drive, so we don't think about it, until it's too late. Tire start to wear down and once a wear pattern has started it's hard to change.
Sometimes we get hung up in the evaluation and miss making it practical, by coming up with a plan. This is my favorite part, the dreaming and planning. I think it is my inner artist ready to fingerpaint creation.
It is important for us to take time away individually each year to get away and get real with ourselves and with our God. When was the last time you took a "retreat" to recalibrate?