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139. What? A Quarter of the Year Is Behind Us!

It's a perfect time to pause and ponder our lives.

18 min / Published

Can you believe it? One-fourth of 2024 is in our past! In this episode Julie leads us through a process she recently walked through in reflecting on her life and allowing God to realign and refocus her on what's important. It's the perfect season to take an inventory on your life and make any needed adjustments for the rest of 2024. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

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Show notes

How can it be April 2? I mean, didn't we just begin 2024? Yet, here we are, with a quarter of the year behind us already. It doesn't appear that life will slow down anytime soon, yet I don't want the remaining three quarters of the year to speed by this quickly. I'm assuming you're feeling the same!

Recently I took some time to reflect on my life.

I asked God to realign my life according to His plans and purposes, and to refocus my attention accordingly. In this episode I’m sharing what I did in that process, because it was extremely helpful for me. Maybe it will be helpful for you, too.

These are three questions I asked myself when I paused to reflect on my life. I invite you to take some time to answer them, too.

Am I making the most of this life--the abundant life Jesus came to give me?

Am I honoring God with my life?

Is my life bearing fruit?

These questions pointed me in the direction of what truly matters in my life.

It's not the stuff or the trivial things I sometimes focus on that matters. It's not how I believe I'm living my life or what the world thinks. I desire to honor God with my life and to bear fruit in this life for Him. Am I really doing that?

Even though a quarter of the year is behind us, reflecting, realigning, and refocusing can help us stay on track.

I pray this process that I recently walked through of reflecting, realigning, and refocusing helps bring you back to what's important in your life, like it did for me. May we each stay in the center of God's will. Pausing every now and then like this to examine our lives and where God may be leading us will help us keep on track.

I'm cheering you on today, friend. Thanks for being here. God bless you!

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