The Sunday before New Years’s Day 2010, I gave a sermon entitled “High Resolution” about reflecting clearly on the past year and, really, on our entire lives.
I used a question I gained from the counseling program at Ashland Theological Seminary. It’s called self-monitoring. To self-monitor, you ask yourself, “How do I feel right now, and why?”
It sounds simple, but it’s really not. Self-monitoring is, however, incredibly enlightening. It helps you to connect with your emotional life and discover how your past experiences influence the way you think, feel, and behave.
After this sermon, I received many positive comments about how helpful it was. I hope it’s helpful to you.