A New Year’s Resolution 2014.

The New Year has arrived, and those of us who have made New Year’s Resolutions may quickly discover that setting the goal is only the beginning. The diligence required to reach your goal is the most demanding part of the journey. For example, deciding to lose 10 lbs. in conjunction with exercising more and eating healthier; Quitting old habits or managing your finances more wisely. It takes determination to make your goal a reality, or your attempts may end up becoming another flop. As for myself, after many years of falling short of my commitments, I figured out that it was much easier to approach the things I wanted to change, one day at a time. Moreover, it is important to set goals and it is a good thing to consider making improvements, but vast majority of New Year’s Resolutions are in relations to physical things. However, this should not be. It is discovered in 1 Chronicles 22:19 that our ultimately goal is to set our mind and heart to seek the LORD our God. Unfortunately, in most instances our spiritual lives falls to the bottom of the “New Year’s Improvement List”, or it get left off altogether. Keep in mind that it’s not about committing to whether we will do this or that, but it’s about asking the Lord to help us draw closer to Him daily. This way our focus will remain on the things of Heaven. Colossians 3:2 reminds us to: “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” I realize it’s much easier said than done, but take every opportunity to make Christ your main goal this year. So even if things aren’t accomplished as you wish, trust the Lord enough to rejoice in what lies ahead. Happy New Year!