I vowed a few years ago to never do New Year’s resolutions. When people talk about New Year’s resolutions, I ask them, what is the point in starting something, you already know you are not going to complete, despite good intentions. I am not being negative; I am keeping it real! Be realistic! I decided to set goals instead, pray on each one and work towards the completion of each one. I create a list of goals in a book and go back and check each one off of the list as I accomplish each goal. I do not check my list often, but I reward myself for the difficult to achieve goals. Sometimes motivating myself or keeping my momentum can be challenging; therefore, when I do not reach my goals within the same year, then I see to it to make changes and strive for it again!
This year I will speak into existence the things I desire, I will pray and trust God, thanking Him each day and rejoicing when I achieve it! As it is written, I will commit to memory: Job 42:2 NLT, "I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.” I especially like this scripture and wish I had it every time someone asked me to put off completing my education. Some would say take a break, wait a year, focus on work. Focus on a job I did not like and I was not going anywhere. I know had I stopped for any reason, I was not going to return because I was going through so much, so I pressed on. When I was stressed or felt weak, this scripture comes to my mind: Philippians 4:13 NLT, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Psalm 28:7 NLT, “The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
I pray that the New Year will bring us all what we desire in our hearts, our minds and our souls. I will continually pray for peace, love, financial freedom, good health, jobs/careers for the unemployed, homes for the homeless, and that GOD meet every need of every believer and non-believer. I pray that one day soon, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior! To know and accept Him, not just in a time of need, but all of the time, because He died for us and is here for us! AMEN!