Coaching for the Abundant Life
Journaling is an exercise in self-reflection. It’s a great way to get a grasp on who you are and what God is calling you to do. The more you know about your true identity in Christ, the better you can give yourself in love to God and the people around you. Here are five ways journaling can improve your life and your relationships.
To begin your journaling journey, get your copy of “The Metanoia Daily Seven Journal.”
Here’s an example: You fall in love, which means you’re experiencing a rush of thoughts and emotions. You write these experiences down and analyze them, letting your head lead your heart.
Here’s an example: You’re a student trying to decide on a career, but have no idea
what you want to do. You journal your daily activities and future dreams and begin to
see patterns that point you in the right direction.
Here’s an example: You were abused as a child. As hard as it is to bring up this
memory, writing your thoughts in a journal can help you see how it may be controlling your behavior in negative ways. This puts you in a better position to lay your hurt before God and a human counselor to find healing.
Here’s an example: You have a rocky relationship with your father. By journaling your experiences, you become more aware of the reality of the situation and where God is in the midst of it and can be thankful for it. Gratitude can provide the foundation for knowing how to move forward.
Here’s an example: You want to practice more charity in your life. By including God in
your journaling, you are allowing Him to highlight the specific gifts He has given you. Then you can share them with others.
To dig deeper, check out our podcast episode “Why Journaling? The Science and Psychology.”