I’m not making New Year’s resolutions this year. Yes I have plenty of good habits that I need to start and certainly bad habits to stop that would serve as noble and admirable resolutions. But somehow as we enter this year I have decided on a different approach. Instead of focusing of what I need working on, I want to focus instead on the promises of God. To focus on God not on what needs working on. To enter the year full of expectation and trust in God. It means instead of a list of resolutions, having a list of God’s promises for my life.
No matter how I feel about what lies ahead of me. No matter how apprehensive I may be, I know that God has good plans for the year ahead.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
No matter how I feel about how I am doing or what I am achieving (or not achieving), God loves me and cares for me.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)
“But God shows His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Focusing on God and what He says about me gives me much confidence for 2016!