Every year we all make resolutions to make our lives better. We accomplish some resolutions and others we don’t.
If you are anything like me, you make several resolutions every New Year:
– Be a better person
– Grow more in my faith
– And my favorite – get in better shape
– And many more
But every year no matter how lofty my resolutions are I always fall short of my resolutions or goals. We all do. So why do we even set them anyway?
I know for me, I accomplish way more if I have set up some goals for myself than if I never did. That is why I set aside some resolutions every year.Setting goals allow you to accomplish more than if you did not. #NewYearResolution Click To Tweet
Here is the4key to making and keeping New Year Resolutions that no one is talking about
Back in July, I went with the rest of our staff up to a mountain cabin to do some advance planning.
Before we started planning we each took a journal and pen to a secluded place where we could pray. While we prayed we used some questions to help guide us in praying, planning and dreaming.
I believe the missing ingredient to making and keeping New Year Resolutions is prayer.The missing ingredient to making and keeping New Year Resolutions is prayer. #NewYearResolution Click To Tweet
So this year before I write my resolutions out I will spend time praying over the goals that God wants me to achieve this year.
I will pray while writing them out and then will pray over them afterwards.
I am convinced that Christians do not ask God to help guide their lives enough. And what better way to do that then to ask God to guide you while making your goals.
– Pray for what goals you should make
– Pray while writing your goals
– Pray that God would bless the goals that you have created
Often we leave behind the most powerful thing in keeping our commitment to our goals, God.
When Christ returned to heaven he left us with the 3rd person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. Jesus in the book of John describes the Holy Spirit as our comforter and helper.
As our helper, the Holy Spirit is our enabler. He gives us the power to accomplish things in life, whether that is fighting a spiritual or physical battle or giving me the energy and desire to read my Bible consistently.
Just as we should pray while making our lists, we should also constantly ask God for His help in accomplishing these same goals.
What are some of your spiritual goals or resolutions for this year?