In 2016 I’m going to focus on my relationship with Jesus instead of resolutions. I’m going to live every day as if I plan on meeting Jesus to account for everything that I’ve said and done. Focusing on daily goals is going to help me avoid some mistakes I’ve made with yearly resolutions.
For one thing, when I fail it won’t be the end of my resolution. I can start over tomorrow. In the past I’ve gotten off track and given up. This year when I realize I’ve gotten off track I want to make corrections right away.
Also, this will give priority to the important things in life. Why would I set a resolution to pray more, or read the Bible more “this” year? Are those things optional in my life? Am I saying that maybe next year I will pray less or read the Bible less? Everyday I want to focus on doing what’s right, not because of a resolution, but because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.
Pray that I will seek His strength every day this year. I pray you’ll have the best year of your life in 2016, and each day will be sweeter as you recognize you’re one day closer to meeting our Lord. Live life one day at a time. His mercies are new every morning.
Happy New Year!
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:13-17)