Have you ever wondered why most new year resolutions fail? they fail because people forget to seek God over their goals. Whatever your new year resolution is, SEEK GOD about it. “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take”(Proverbs 3:6) “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed” (Proverbs 16:3). When you seek God’s will in all you do and you commit your plans to his hands, you are saying, you submit to his plans and purpose for your life. You are saying, God, Let your kingdom come into my life, let your will be done. You are saying. God, I cannot see the future but you can see and you know my future, take control of my life and guide me to the end.
To the 46% – you will live life to its fullest if you seek God because Christ will give you life in abundance (John 10:10).
To the 63%, you will get fitter and healthier if you seek God because “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”(1 Timothy 4:8)
To the 40%, you will lose weight if you seek God because God will take off the load of sin you carry and get you into shape (Jeremiah 30:8, Nahum 1:13, Isaiah 10:27)
To the 57%, you’ll have no need of alcohol because when you seek God you will drink from springs of living water (John 7:38).
To the 26%, you will get out of debt if you seek God because the only outstanding debt is the debt of love (Romans 13:8)
To the 22%, you will stop smoking if you seek God because God eradicates depression (Psalms 42:11)
To the 18%, you will find a new career when you seek God because Jesus will make you a fisher of men full-time(Matthew 4:19)
To the 14%, you will spend time more with friends and family if you seek God because church becomes your family (Ephesians 2:19-22)
To the 14%, you will improve your finances if you seek God and his kingdom for everything else you need or desires will be added to you(Matthew 6:31-33)
To the 5%, you will have no stress if you seek God because God will give you his peace that passes all understanding (John 14:27)
To the 11%, you will start a business if you seek God, it’s called SOUL business (Jude 1:23)
To the 9%, you will travel more if you seek God because you have to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19)
To the 7%, you will find love if you seek God because God is LOVE (1 John 4:8)
Adapted from London International Christian Church
Research shows that people who share their resolution with at least one other person are 2 times more likely to follow through. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ to be your accountability partner in achieving your goals for the year. Walk through the Bible in a year and fellowship together. CONTACT us for Bible study groups.
God is ready to help you achieve your goals. Are you ready to achieve your goals with God’s help?
May your 2016 be filled with opportunities and possibilities!