So we are four days into the new year; how are those new year's resolutions holding up? Don't give up!
We can, and should, have great expectations for the new year. Some people don't even bother to make resolutions because they fear it sets them up for failure. And while that may be true to a certain extent, the alternative is to become stagnant. How can we improve our success rate with any resolution? The key is not simply making a resolution, but rather experiencing a revolution! A revolution is a sudden, marked, dramatic change in leadership. Before making any resolution, ask yourself what does God want to change in me this year? Seek Him FIRST. (Matthew 6:33) Pray for His leadership.
Nearing the end of his life, Joshua called all the Israelites together and challenged them to get rid of other "gods" and serve the Lord. Then he famously declared: "But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15 What distractions will you leave in 2016? Will you radically follow the Lord's leadership in 2017? What does that look like for you? When we approach life changing decisions with the Lord's leadership, we can have great expectations for the year ahead. Does that mean the year ahead will be challenge free? No way. Learn more about the courage God gives us to face any challenge ahead. Click here to listen!