December 25th is in the past, what now? All the gifts have been opened; perhaps many family members are already gone back to their homes. Hopefully, you had a great time of fellowship and fun making good memories for a lifetime. Â Since yesterday is gone and a New Year is only days away, what are your expectations for 2015?Â
Every year resolutions are made and goals are set for the New Year, some good and meaningful, some with serious intentions. No doubt, you have done the same. Â The desire is deep within your heart, but the will to do has been a losing battle. It seems that every time you make one step forward, you end up falling three steps backward. In essence, your setbacks push you closer to “Cliff Give Up.” What now?
Here is my resolve to this “seemingly” setback.
Answer this question: Did you fall off the cliff?
If you’re reading this post, the answer is no!
Keep pressing forward. Â Keep setting goals. Keep planning. But remember many are the plans in our heart, but it is the Lord’s purposes that will prevail. Â In essence, our goals should be purpose driven.Â
Although you may not have reached the goals you set for 2014, do not give up. Keep running! Â Keep pressing forward. Â However, make sure the goals are purposeful and not selfish. Â Set goals with the intention of investing in the lives of others, which will add value to your life, and will ultimately bring glory to God.
As I continue on my faith walk with Christ, my perspective on life’s perplexities and setbacks has changed dramatically. Â Instead of meaningless goals, frivolous, and self-gratifying resolutions year after year, I resolved to set eternal goals and run toward them to fulfill my God-given purpose. Â I can be assured of achieving my eternal goals by activating my faith in Christ.
As apostle Paul said, “IÂ forget about the things behind me and reach out for the things ahead of me. The goal I pursue is the prize of Godâ€™s upward call in Christ Jesus. Â So all of us who are spiritually mature should think this way…”Â
What now? For me:
- Set purpose-driven goals with others in mind
Â For you, what now?Â