I decided that if I could simply continue to be faithful to what God has already asked me to do, then that would mean more in my life in the long run.
It has been a relief to not focus on myself and instead focus on being faithful. To put into action what God has prompted and do it consistently, no matter how hard the obstacles (there are always obstacles).
If God has given you something to do, He will provide a way for it to happen.
That doesn’t mean it will be easy. It means you will have to choose to keep going in spite of the obstacles, the setbacks, the failures.
You are going to have to fight for it. But if God has given it to you to do, it is worth the fight.
I’m not talking about big things or big changes. God has already begun those in your life.
I’m talking about staying faithful to keep doing the little things that make a big difference in your life. You know what they are- I don’t have to tell you.
So, my challenge for you this year:
Don’t make a New Year’s Resolution list.
Instead, be resolutely committed to simply and wholehearted be faithful in what God has already asked you to do.
What has God challenged you to do that you haven’t done yet?
What do you need to start (or restart because it has fallen to the wayside)?
What has God given you to do that needs to continue to be faithfully put into action?
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead”. (James 2:17 NIV)
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:1-4 NIV)
Keep it simple.
Keep it consistent.
Find a way to stay faithful.
Happy New Years.