the new years resolution.
when i think about new years resolutions my mind goes one million places all at once – from being more fit and skinnier (duh) to traveling more places to making new friends to trying new things etc.
but then i’m always snapped back by one thing i heard in church a few years ago that has stuck with me since…
it was the last sunday of 2014
the pastor said that goals are good – but in a year from now none of the goals you’ve accomplished will matter if you’re relationship with Jesus hasn’t changed.
that made me think…..
i’d never really thought of that being my new years goal – to grow closer with Jesus – which is sad because it’s definitely the most important and quite frankly the only one that matters.
in january the gym is flooded – but how cool would that be if the church was flooded. and instead of the gym getting less and less crowed every time you went (bc people loose sight of their goals and get lazy) the church was more packed every sunday. and you could contribute to that.
goals are good and push us to grow within ourselves, but how sad would it be if on january 1st 2017 we were skinner, with a larger friend group but had taken no steps forward in our relationship with Jesus and in the communities around us?
so i encourage you to keep your focus on the real goal – for the betterment of his kingdom. one day you’re gonna be in front of him.
my goal is that he will say “well done my GOOD and FAITHFUL SERVANT”
& this starts today. now. so GO.