Do New Year Resolutions Have a Place in the Life of a Missionary?
The New Year is a significant, if not the most visible, landmark in a calendar. It stands for a new beginning. And it spells the spirit of a new beginning.
For some if not most of us it is a time of rediscovering our priorities, analysing the past year, and resolving for a better future. Often, this takes a form of New Year resolutions—promises to begin doing something or stop doing something else.
As the year starts I wanted to share with you…
Several links about missions and New Year resolutions.
- Top #MissionsLink: Three Missions Resolutions to Keep Hope Alive
- Here is a perfect gift link that you can share with your family and friends (if appropriate): 10 resolutions for missions in the new year. It is uniquely designed for those who care for your work and ministry.
- VIDEO: Should Christians make New Year’s resolutions
- Beyond Resolutions: Habits of Grace for a New Year goes beyond the video above and gives practical advice to goal setting from a christian perspective.
- The article Why “Character Goals” Should Be Your First Resolutions is an excellent reminder that not only how we set goals and how long we keep them that matters. It is the nature of our aspirations that will have the greatest impact.
As you’re prayerfully envisioning your year, I pray that it will be a special experience with your Lord and Leader. He has a unique plan for you this new year.
It’s worth discussing
What do you think?
What role can or should the goal setting play in spiritual work of missions?
I’d love to hear from you and interact in the comments below.