BBQ Times, National BBQ News, BBQ Critic – Give it to God – Jeff Petkevicius - Column
A New Year… wow, how time flies as we slip more and more into the category of “old fart” J
I’ve always enjoyed this time of year for the time to “pause”, “reflect”, and “adjust” my life. Here’s my self-evaluation to share with you and encourage you to go through a similar process of critical evaluation of your life and what course you are on compared to where you want to be:
Did I have a good year? Why was it good? Why was it bad? What good decisions did I make? What bad decisions did I make? If I had the year to do over, what would I change?
How am I doing as a husband/Wife? Did I work on being a better husband/wife? If not, why not? Have I asked my wife/husband this question? Do I want to be a better husband/wife? What will I focus on this year to improve my role as husband/wife? How am I doing as a dad/mom? How am I doing as a brother/sister? How am I doing as a friend? What do I want to focus on in these areas and make solid improvements this year?
Am I in the right job? Is my job a source of joy in my life? How can I do better in my job? What do I need to work on to make myself the employee I would want to hire or promote? How are my relationships at work?
Are finances a source of joy or agony in my life? Do I have a finance plan? If I’m off-track, why? How important is it that I get back on track? When am I going to get the help I need for my finances? Do I donate enough to worthy causes? J
Did I have fun this year? What is my source of fun in my life? Do I need another BBQ pit? (Obvious to all of us…YES).. What plans do I have this year to make sure I have fun away from the stress of life?
Relationship with Jesus:
Is Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior? If not, why not? Am I done with blaming “people” or “church” experiences for not having a relationship with Jesus? Am I ready to re-engage in Church for the right reasons? Have I read the bible? Cover to cover? Why not? Do I pray enough? Do I thank God for His blessings in my life? Do I spend time with my wife/husband praying? Do I pray for my children? Do I pray with my children? Have I given my whole heart to God? If not, what am I waiting for?
Do I have one? Do I want one? What would the perfect ministry for me look like? How important is it to me to have a ministry? Am I ready to be labeled a “Jesus Freak” if I start a ministry this year? Do I care what anybody but God thinks about a ministry for me?
Just some starter questions to get you going for the New Year. A time to reflect on where we have been, where we are, and where we want to go. Decisions have consequences…. And deciding not to make a self-evaluation is a decision. May God bless your year and guide you to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Give it to God – your whole heart – what are you waiting for?
Been thinking... reflecting on the state of America... and realize that what we need leading this country is a fired up Coach that you want to play for, like Dennis Erickson - my Offensive Coordinator at SJSU back in the early 80's. A man who, you knew, cared about you and put the fire in your belly to give all you got to WIN. What we have right now in America is a waterboy for president. a dis-respectful spoiled punk, unfit to be on the field except for time-outs to bring the real men....something to drink. The World needs it, the World sees what's going on and everyone is in a panic. If you were dumb enough to vote for the idiot on Pennsylvania Ave...Twice... just smack yourself in the head, send a public apology to us and we will be quick to forgive and get on the right side of fixing this broken and dangerous ship called America. Salvation is the key to fixing the World. Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead so that we would have life, and Life more abundantly. Chose God, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior... Give it to God! What are you waiting for? #GiveittoGodBBQ btw...that's my brother he's digging into :)
Really, what this is all about is serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm so fortunate to have the opportunity to work for Jesus, tell people the Good News, through this ministry.... BBQ! How cool is that, Just love the fact that God makes a way for me to continue cooking, competing and telling people about Him... Thank You Jesus and thank each and every one of you that are a part of this. God bless ya
Jeff Loves Jesus and since being saved... born-again... my desire is to work for Him in whatever capacity that becomes. :)