Setting Goals For Your Family's Best Year Ever

Happy New Year, Beloved! I love this time of year because it feels like everyone gets a fresh start, a fresh new lease on life. What are some of your goals or resolutions for the new year? Do you enjoy setting goals or are you among the “according to the statistics, they’ll all be forgotten by February” crowd?

I find that within my circle of friends, there are two very different groups of thought. The first group feels that God is in control, and is going to work everything out one way or the other; it is just for us to pray, wait, hope, and believe. The second group believes that you need to do your part and let the Lord do His. Praying, waiting, hoping, and believing are all good things, but you need to be doing something about it on your end.

I don’t think either of these groups are wrong, by the way.

I think it’s interesting how these deeply rooted ideas (usually from our parents!) influence whether or not we set resolutions for the New Year. Many of you have set personal goals, spiritual goals, financial goals, and physical goals for the new year, some of which become those statistics and are abandoned by February. Others of you have chosen to forgo the resolution process altogether.

Which category do you fall into, Beloved?

For those of you who love resolutions and goals, have you ever thought about setting goals for your family? How do you make that happen practically? For you non-goal setters, have you ever found yourself wishing that you or your family were in a different place spiritually or relationally? How do you handle the divide between your hopes and your current reality?

I want to hear from you, Beloved! I’ve got some exciting and practical tips to share next week on how you can make this your family’s best year ever. I promise, it won’t hurt your family to try!

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Published on January 10, 2018.

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