You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, . . and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
Albeit, easier said than done. Today is the 3rd of January. Have you made your new year resolution(s)? What might they consist of? What is it that you want to change in your life? Where do your priorities lie? Are the ideals that we think we might like to have actually what we want in our life. It’s much easier to say we want something than to actually work toward it.
Although a new year is a great time to make changes in your life, don’t be over ambitious with your resolutions. Too often we try to bite off more than we can possibly achieve. Remember, resolutions are similar to goals – those things we actually want to achieve in our life. Goal-setting ideally involves establishing specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bounded (S.M.A.R.T.) objectives.
It’s not too late to make your resolutions. Where is God calling you to make changes, to improve your life, to grow in knowledge or wisdom, or minister in his Name. Take time to make a prayerful decision when choosing your resolutions. Remember when God is in the equation, all things are possible.
Dear God, help me to see where I need to make changes during the coming months. Give me the strength and perseverance needed to remain true to the resolutions we make together. Amen.