I was reflecting on this past year; thinking about Christmas, New Year Resolution’s and the like. This is the time of year that I like to set goals for the upcoming year. These goals tend to revolve around family, travel, business, relationships, income, education, etc.
As you set your Goals, aspirations and resolutions for the New Year, please consider these words from the Apostle Paul in the Book of Romans…
Place Your Life Before God – Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)
1-2 So here’s what I (Paul) want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.
I pray that each of us would “Hand God our Key Fob” this coming year. Let His Glory and Power work through your life to accomplish so much more through Him then you could ever accomplish by yourself!
According to Wikipedia, a New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year’s Day and remain until fulfilled or abandoned. More socio-centric examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more economically or environmentally responsible. People may act similarly during the Christian fasting period of Lent, though the motive behind this holiday is more of sacrifice than of responsibility. The new year resolution is one example of the rolling forecast-method of planning. According to this method, plans are established at regular short or medium-term time intervals, when only a rough long-term plan exists.