Get rid of your New Year's Resolutions!


So, Christmas has yet again come and gone. The cleaning has commenced, the previous bevy of toys is being loaded into the car for donations and the new toy selection is taking over the kids rooms. The wreaths are being carefully put away, the inflatable Santa is being dried out, and the lights are being bundled. All so we can now prepare to celebrate the coming of New Year - 2018!

The tradition for New Year's is to come up with a list of things to change about yourself, your life, your surroundings all to encounter a better 365 days than the previous. The problem, as we all know, is that most of these resolutions aren't often followed longer than 30 days, leaving 335 days of monotony and sameness.

Here's what I would challenge you to do: 
1. Make a list of things you'd like to enhance in 2018.
2. Pray over them and let God confirm or change whatever He wants.
3. Once they are confirmed, place them somewhere you will always see them.
4. Make the decision to be disciplined enough to see each of them through to finality.
5. Celebrate every goal you achieve.

Oftetimes, we don't miss our goals simply because they weren't good goals. Most of the resolutions are good, well thought out goals we truly desire to achieve. Usually we miss the mark simply because we have a resolution but we haven't made room for a revolution in our lives. In other words, we have goals, but we don't change our habits or anything else enough to achieve the goals we have set!

If you want a better 2018 than 2017 don't focus on what you cannot change, rather put your discipline and attention toward what you can change. Allow a lifestyle and heart revolution to take place, rather than just empty goals that don't change anything. Don't work on changing the surface, let it take root deep down within!

This Sunday we are talking a lot about this at Radiate Church during our New Year's Party at 10 and 11:30am. I would love for you to join me there! for more information! SEE YOU THERE!

Pastor Brandon GoffComment