Dick Weidner: Reflection

Dick Weidner, the leader of Legacy Ventures Network, takes time to share some insightful knowledge on the concept of “Reflection”, and how we can use it to find and effectively accomplish our God given purpose.

Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures


One of the dictionary definitions for “Reflection” is, “To ponder and think about seriously.” Reflection involves taking the time to analyze a subject, considering the past, present, and future implications. For some of us, that is an essential part of our normal workday. It certainly is for me, as an investment advisor and financial planner. It is a basic part of my occupation.

However, that analytical, data-based form of reflection is not what I’m referring to in this context. I’m talking about self-reflection. I’m referring to deliberately taking the time, and making the effort, to examine our own lives. I’m talking about asking ourselves basic questions, such as:

  • What are my life’s goals and objectives?
  • To what end am I doing what I am doing?
  • What will be my legacy when I am gone?

In today’s world of information overload and mini attention spans, just taking an extended period of quiet time to dwell on these and like basic issues is rare. It requires addressing issues that we have neglected far too long, as we live in the “Now.”

We all have limited time and limited personal resources. God calls us to use both, as good stewards for His glory and His purposes. The “How” that is accomplished requires attention and self-reflection.

I’m a “wall starer.” I zone out and just stare at a wall, blocking out my surroundings. It is in these times of quiet reflection I feel God’s presence, hear His voice and feel the urgency of the Holy Spirit. It’s entirely biblical: “Be still and know that I am God.”

My hope is that in the busyness of our lives, demanding constant attention, we can turn off all of our electronic devices, tune out the cacophony surrounding us, and make the time to reflect on the basics. Why am I here? Why did God choose me to be one of His children? For what purpose? How does He want me to accomplish that purpose?

For each and every one of us, what is our “For such a time as this?” The place to find the answers to these fundamental questions is in quiet reflection on His Word, His character, and His purposes in the world.

If you would like information on how you can become involved in missional business opportunities, please contact me at: dweidner@legacyventuresnetwork.com

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