As I started to write “My current challenge” I wondered if the word “challenge” was the right word to use. So what do I mean by the word “challenge”.
I checked out the dictionary…here are a few definitions that are in keeping with what I had in mind.
A test of one’s abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking: a career that offers a challenge.
To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate
To have due claim to; call for: events that challenge our attention
I was particularly surprised that most of the meanings and uses were of legal standing.
So as I prepare to set myself a new challenge what am I doing?
I am defining an area in my life that needs me to
Test my abilities
Summon action & effort
Stimulate (thought & planning)
Claim my (time, energy, efforts, attention)
This doesn’t necessarily mean it is going to be hard – it means it is a season of focus, effort, and time spent on whatever the area in my life is that needs this work.