The Hunt. Have you already started pondering those New Year's Resolutions? How many resolutions have you kept over the years? Maybe you have made a resolution to keep your resolutions! We hope and desire change, generally for good things, and we often find ourselves disappointed at the outcome. If you want to be the type of person who keeps their New Year's resolutions and has positive change occur in your life, consider the following tips as you approach 2018.
The Thrill of Victory
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The Perspective. If we want to be successful in our hunt for the resolutions we desire we must maintain the proper perspective. Here are five tips to get us all going for the New Year.
- Pray. First, as followers of Christ, we need to align our thinking to His and that includes the goals/resolutions we set for ourselves. Is the resolution we are considering something that the Lord wants for us in 2018? Is this something He is asking us to do? Isaiah 55:8-9
- Recognize the Shepherd. We must remember it is the Shepherd who cares for us, provides for our every need, guides us into all Truth and leads us into the way Everlasting. It is the Shepherd who accomplishes His will for us. Philippians 2:13
- Ask Him for Help. If the Lord is calling us to do something, or to refrain from doing something, we can ask Him for His help. He will help us accomplish what He has for us to do. He is the One who put the "wheels in motion" and he will accomplish His will. Psalm 138:8
- Yearn and yield to the Holy Spirit's will. We must keep our desire for the will of the Holy Spirit above our own and remember His will when we are accomplishing resolutions or goals. It is a daily and minute by minute decision to yearn for the will of the Father and to yield our will to His. Galatians 5:16-25
We have a Father who loves us and has given us the Victory in Christ.
We need only follow the Shepherd on our journey.
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