At the end of every year school students receive their end of year report card. Some of them look forward to this time, others dread its arrival. A school report card either shows a student’s progress or how far they have slipped back from their previous year. It provides an opportunity to assess their year and set goals for the year ahead.
Often at the beginning of each year we set ourselves goals and make resolutions that this year will be different to the last. By the end of the year we can look back and see how we have gone. What would your report card say? How have you gone this year as a follower of Jesus? Have you been able to see growth? Have you been able to see tiny victories in your struggle against sin? Has there been any change at all?
These are hopefully helpful questions to ask. Our lives are meant to be moving in the way of progress. This is not by our own power, but rather as God’s Spirit works within us, but realistically we should be seeing progress. How are you going to continue to progress in the year to come to be more like your Lord and Saviour?