Yesterday at breakfast we were all sitting around the table – my husband and four kids, three of whom were home for Christmas, and I – and I asked everyone a question, “If you could choose one goal for the year and knew you would complete it by the end of the year, which goal would you choose?”
It was interesting to hear the answers. So often we don’t set goals because we know from past experience that we never complete them anyway. This is a mistake. The problem isn’t in the setting of the goals. The problem is in how we go about accomplishing them.
Usually we set goals in our areas of weakness. We want to change. But in our areas of weakness, it’s almost impossible to say, “Hey, I’m going to change now,” and then go about our business doing everything we said we would do.
In those areas, we need to do what the Bible tells us to do if we want to change: We need to renew our minds (Romans 12:1-2). If you’d like to work on a goal that is difficult for you this year–one of those goals you’ve never been able to accomplish in the past–here is a Bible study that will help: the New Years Resolution Bible study. Click on the links below for the different studies (I posted these earlier in the year).
New Year’s Resolution Bible Study
New Year’s Resolution Worksheet – a worksheet that will help you come up with a goal if you don’t already have one.
When God Doesn’t Change You Instantly Bible Study
Discussion Question: If you could accomplish one goal this year, what would it be? Or if that question is too hard to decide, what are some of your goals for next year?