“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him” (1 Corinthians 5:19).
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We are now 20 days into the new year, and I’ve still been contemplating whether to make New Year’s resolutions. You know how it goes: most people make a resolution and the fire that they had in the beginning of the year gradually dwindles.
I don’t want to be like that, so that’s why I avoided making resolutions from the start. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have goals. I’ve had plans from before the beginning of the year. And besides, God’s word is replete with examples and exhortations to plan ahead, (i.e., have goals).
That’s why I have resolved to be well pleasing to God. Just like the apostle Paul, I make it my aim to do the Lord’s will. This year, this month, this week, and this day. Not looking at the year as a whole. No, I mean, one day at a time – each moment – striving to do what makes God happy. That means putting aside my own will and making my will become what it is that He wants.
I don’t always hit the mark. For we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). No one said it would be easy. But that’s my goal: in everything that I do, I want to please God. All other plans are secondary to that.
What are some of your goals? Drop them in the comments. I’d love to hear about them.
Let’s aim to be well pleasing to Him!
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