A New Year can bring a lot of baggage, like holiday debt regret. Yes, I meant that to rhyme. Or, what about holiday waist-line regret? The New Year can also bring the baggage of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Or, perhaps the weight of consequence of last year's poor decision still looms.
Either way, a New Year means at the very least a new page on a calendar. It can also mean a fresh start, a different outlook, or a fresh burst of passion or energy toward a goal. As you look ahead, some questions:
- Have you sought to develop habits rather than keeping resolutions?
- What resolutions have you successfully achieved in the past? Why is that and what can you apply?
- Do your goals have more to do with what you want or what will benefit others?
- How about asking someone else how you can improve this year?
- Do you realize you don't have any power to improve anything on your own? How can you ask God to empower change in your life.
- Study Galatians 5:16-26 and Romans 8:11. Look closely at Romans 8:11. What lives in you and why does this provide such an excellent reminder for the New Year?
I do wish each of you a Happy New Year. More so, I pray for the spiritual growth and prosperity of Goss Memorial Church and the Body of Christ locally, nationally, and world wide. Join me in doing the same!