I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Philippians 3:12-14

In addition to forgetting what is in the past, I encourage you to look ahead with joy. Anticipate life! It is something to enjoy and experience, not dread.

In an article I read regarding resolutions, the following five questions were given as guidelines to help make realistic goals for the upcoming year.

The questions are:

  1. Why do you want to make the change?
  2. Is your goal concrete and measurable?
  3. What is your plan?
  4. Who can support you as you work toward change?
  5. How will you celebrate your victories?

If you are the resolution type person, these questions are excellent to guide informed commitments that have the possibility of becoming reality. In considering these, I encourage you to be bluntly honest answering the first question. After all, no one knows what you are considering so go ahead and put it all out there. Put your desire to the test.

If I was a resolution girl, I would make this resolution: I want to honor who I am as a child of God and live from the place of being deeply loved and accepted just like I am!

What about you? Will you make resolutions? What is your motivation to make the change?

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