In lieu of New Year’s Resolutions, I opt for goal setting. Maybe it’s just semantics, but I am convinced that relying on my own merit- which I will do if I am trying to keep a resolution- will lead to less than desirable results. When I set out to achieve things that I know are within God’s will for me, I am backed by a power that resides within me through the Holy Spirit. In a recent sermon, I discussed this idea, and shared three practical tips for setting and achieving godly goals. You can watch the sermon online, but here are the tips in abridged form:
1. Let go of the past. It shapes you, but it doesn’t control you.
2. Seek to discover where God is already at work in your life, and connect to that.
3. Set goals that, above all else, honor God.
God is always at work, and as Isaiah reminded us, He is doing a new thing. Embrace the beginning of a new year as an opportunity to set some spiritual goals, and enjoy the power of transformation that brings!
Peace in Christ,