New Year’s goals and resolutions tend to lead in one of two directions. Either they make our future stronger, more secure and better for us, ourselves, or they make us better people who are better for the world in which we travel. Neither is inherently a bad idea. Both are definite motivation. For most, the motivation that improves our job prospects, financial security, retirement outlook, etc. are the most firmly pursued. The ones to improve us and our personal life, character, and impact on others is less defined and more easily strayed from. Here is the opportunity in both. When we let God drive both kinds of resolutions for change, we will be more likely to achieve success. Putting our security and achievements in His hands, being guided by His calling and plans for our life makes the prospect of success assured. And allowing His Spirit to build His character into our life assures the character changes we desire. What He offers is a life guaranteed to be reflective of His love, joy, peace, etc. Today, pursue the change He wants in your life and watch your future unfold with power, influence and security.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 NASB