I've never done the new years resolutions but this year as I looked back on 2021 I was left with this sense of regret that I didn't accomplish so many of the things I set out to do. I had let life get in the way and given myself permission to let my goals go. I don't want to do the same thing this year but I also know that my time is limited. In an effort to change things this year I am trying to focus on kingdom minded goals, work on my self control and commitment to achieve what I set out to do and follow thru on the things I feel God laying on my heart to do.
If I get carried away making too many goals I might accomplish some of them but were they even the right goals?
Paul wrote letters in the Bible to fellow Christians encouraging them and calling them to action. In one of these letters (1 Timothy 4: 6-16) he talks about training being good for the body but that training ourselves in Godliness is vastly more beneficial. He also uses phrases like, "don't neglect your gift" and "for this reason we labor and strive."
We are called to a life of work for the kingdom of God, not a life of failed new years resolutions to lose weight or make more money. Don't miss your calling for 2022 because you were too busy making your own goals or not being willing to put in the work it takes to achieve the goals God has for you. I encourage you to read the whole passage referenced above.
Prayerfully consider what God is asking of you because it may not be your own goals and it might not be the same thing He is calling others to achieve. I know I personally will be praying about what 2022 needs from me. Will you?