GEAR UP: NEW BEGINNINGS

It’s Sunday night! Time to gear up for a new week. As always, the best way to do that is to PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD (Ephesians 6:10-18) but we also will focus on ONE area to strengthen our walk with the Lord. Just one focus to help us grow a faith that cannot fade with the demands of life and the pressures of this world. This week we will focus on NEW BEGINNINGS!

I’m not opposed to making New Year’s resolutions. It’s a good time to look forward and make changes in your life.

But the fact is, most people break these resolutions within two weeks.

So, I always advise making a commitment to the Lord. (Somehow they seem a little harder to break!)

The Bible says, Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof (Matthew 6:34) so I try not to focus too far into the future. There’s just no point in worrying about tomorrow.

But I think, at the beginning of a new year, that it’s okay to look ahead for just a moment and set some goals for your life.

Short-term goals (I’m going to finally clean out that guest room closet by the end of January) to longer goals (I’m going to commit to reading a devotional every day in 2020) to even longer-term goals (In 10 years I want to start a family). Assessing where we are and where we are headed helps keep us on track.

However, make sure you include the Lord in your goal-setting. You don’t want to wake up ten years from now to find that you’re on the wrong track all because you focused on what YOU wanted out of life, not what God wanted for you. (His ways are not our ways and they infinitely better.)

Happy New Year!