Isaiah 42:9 ‘Behold the former things have come to pass and new things I declare, before they spring forth I tell you of them.’(New International Version).
Each year we make resolutions and set goals for our future. But, how many of those goals are based on serving Christ and building His kingdom?
Having a proper perspective of God’s view for your life will keep you from failing to place God at the center of your plans for the new year. Christ centered plans made in alignment with God’s purpose for you leads to fulfillment, joy and favor. If you want the will of God to be manifested in your marriage, on your job, and in your family, turn those areas of your life over to Him and allow His will to be done and His purpose to come forth.
During this year make plans and set goals that will allow you to continually grow in the Spirit of the Lord. At the end of the year, if you’ve worked your plan, your marriage should have grown, your children should have matured, your gifts and ministries should have increased, and your testimony and witness should be stronger.
When making resolutions for the new year, ask God for wisdom in regards to what resolutions, if any, He would have you make. Seek God for discernment as to how to fulfill the goals He gives you. Know that God will strengthen you for the completion of His plan and lastly find someone who will hold you accountable and help you to encourage you.
Psalm 37:5-6 says, ‘Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.’
God’s desires for us is that we receive His forgiveness and move forward. Allow God to renew your spirit. Align yourself with what God wants for you and not what you want for yourself. Learn to wait on God; expecting new revelations and new understanding and the Holy Spirit will help you and equip you with everything you need to carry out God’s purposes for your life in the year to come..
Remember Philippians 1:6 ‘being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus/ (New International Version).
Happy New Year