Happy New Year!
Here we are at the dawn of a new year. While some people set goals throughout the year, it seems natural to put some in place as we launch into a fresh year of possibilities. Forty-five percent of people regularly make New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, only 8-percent claim to actually accomplish those goals. For that reason, many people fall into the rut of setting the same goals year after year. Individual’s New Year’s Resolutions vary but there are some that are set year after year. Most commonly we want to get in better physical shape. This may be voiced as a commitment to exercise, lose weight, eat better, or to stop some bad physical habit. Some people have failed so often that they have just decided to give up on resolutions all together.
Before you become one who does not set goals for the new year, let me encourage you that there are some things worth the effort to achieve in your life. While many fail in keeping their resolutions, those setting resolutions are ten times more likely to accomplish needed life changes than those who do not. When you set down to determine what resolutions you really want to include in your life, please remember that spiritual goals are just as, if not more, important as physical goals. Consider the resolution to be more faithful in Sunday School and Worship services. Perhaps you need to seek to pray and witness more. How about committing yourself to getting at least one new person in Sunday School this year? Think of the impact if we all did that. No matter what other resolutions you may set, determine that you are going to follow Jesus more closely and as a result your new year will be blessed.
Happy New Year!