Every year when one year comes to an end and a new one presents itself people remind themself to reflect on the past year and take stock. It allows them to review their goals for the year and ask themself a few questions.
‘How am I doing? Who am I becoming? If I stay on this present track, will I accomplish my goals?
It is also the time to reflect on how we could cope with situations but also with other people. We take a look at our relationships and analyse them. You could ask:
Am I an asset? Do I add to the lives around me? Am I ‘swift to hear, slow to speak’?
A new year allows time to flash back and gives people an inkling of the changes they may need to make in the future.
How many put into practice the plans that will ensure their goals are accomplished?
When you look at people, how many do not continue on the very same path, even when they made so many nice promises at the change of year.
Perhaps it will not be bad to not only set some goals but also to take certain steps in order to claim victory.
It would not be bad to Write down the goals and to place them in a very visible place.
It also would not be bad to speak about your desires and goals with the Most High Elohim. Surrender them to The Almighty God, allowing Him to do the best for us.
Make a commitment to the goals before the Lord and to an accountability partner. Most often when we expressed our intentions at the beginning of the year, later on we do not repeat them to others. Often we forget them ourself. By not remembering what we promised or by not thinking of those promises we give ourself a way out. Everyday we have to cope with other confrontations and as such life is not always as easy as we would love it to be. On the days, when we don’t feel like going on; when we want to give up, then it is a good moment to be reminded of the reasons we chose those goals at the beginning of the year in the first place. We want to be encouraged to keep reaching toward that prize. At such moments of discouragements prayer should be the first on your doorstep to welcome.