By   •   December 27, 2017   •   Topics:


Every year I make a long list of New Year's resolutions, and every year I forget every one of them. Is it just a waste of time to make a list of New Year's resolutions?


No, it’s not a waste of time to examine our lives and admit that we need to make some changes—if we’re honest about actually doing it. Unfortunately, most lists of resolutions aren’t really resolutions at all; they’re only a series of wishes, without any plan for making them happen.

But let me suggest you ask yourself two questions as you think about your list. First, what is God’s goal for you during the coming year? What does He want to see happen in your life during 2018? In other words, don’t just write down anything that happens to come to mind; seek instead God’s priority for your life. Perhaps you have never given your life to Jesus Christ—and if not, make this your first step. And if you do know Christ, make it your goal to draw closer to Him during the coming year. Jesus said, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33).

Second, how will you achieve God’s goals for your life? Goals are important—but if we don’t have any plan for reaching them, we’ll probably fail. Take time to read God’s Word and pray every day. In addition, ask God to guide you to a church where you’ll hear God’s Word, and also find friends who can help you spiritually.

New Year’s Day is coming up soon. May it mark not only the beginning of a new year for you, but also the beginning of a new life. And it will, as you seek God’s will and learn to walk with Christ every day.

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  1. Sharing Hiatt says:

    God always knows when I need Him most and I realize I always need Him most!

  2. Rick Longo says:

    I want to continue my walk with Christ and be a constant learning Christian.

  3. Joseph Tamar says:

    Thanks a lot. I do have plans or goals for 2018, but I want your help in prayer for me.

  4. Kay East says:

    Please pray for me through my troubled times

  5. Helen says:

    Amen. I love this.

  6. Jeanette Blackwell says:

    Recommitting my life to Christ! I want a closer walk and relationship with my Lord and Savior in 2018. 🙏🏼💞

  7. King Johnson says:

    Amen and I pray right now in the name of our Mighty beautiful and Truly Awesome God for the health Life and Legacy of our Reverend Dr. Billy Graham because very few have been able to truly do as much as he has to the Holy Spirit and we need true love and connection between all of us as a world that’s why I believe a jubilee Revival is on the way and the efforts and consistency of this family is one of the reasons why it is going to happen!-)+ Believe That !-)+ #BelieveIt!-)+ rock solid foundation Godspeed and extraordinary shalom Glory!)+

  8. King Johnson says:

    :-)!+ #JourneyUpAhead!-)+