Episode 169: Self-Awareness in Different Seasons of Life and Ministry

A Conversation with Rae Lynn Schlief

March 16, 2021

What is your first memory of becoming self-aware? How about your most recent memory? 

The reality is, we are never finished growing in self-awareness.

In our conversation this week with Rae Lynn Schlief, we talk about self-awareness through different seasons of life and ministry. From the first moment of radical self-awareness in the midst of clinical pastoral education to approaching retirement, Rae Lynn shares stories that will inspire and challenge your life and leadership.

We talk about what self-awareness is, how it serves you in leadership, and how to continue cultivating self-awareness through the different seasons of life. Through it all, grace abounds. 

Rael Lynn invites you on a journey through stories. Lean in as she reflects with us about internal dialogue as well as external perceptions can deepen our self-awareness. Pause during moments in the conversation when we discuss vulnerability, triggers, and candor in prayer. 

This episode is an invitation to look in the mirror and pause for a conversation with God about who you are and who God is inviting you to be. Then, if you’re ready to take the next step, invite a trusted friend along for the journey. 

Whatever season of life and ministry you’re navigating, may this episode invite you to pause, reflect, and wrap yourself in grace.

Reflection Questions

  1. Who do you see when you look in the mirror?
  2. What are you learning about yourself in this season of life and ministry?
  3. What are your triggers? If you don’t know, have a conversation with a trusted friend.
  4. What is God calling you to in this season of life?

Mentioned in this Episode

Until We Reckon 

America’s Original Sin