Many will talk to us about our 2011 goals. What are they?
What did we accomplish in 2010?
Did we become stronger Christians?
- Did we learn more about God and eternal life?
- Did we help others in need?
- Did we grow – spiritually, physically and mentally as a person?
What do we want to accomplish in 2010?
All of us have goals, and some fell short of our goals in 2010. Personally, I've learned to put more on my plate than I can handle, so I push myself. This makes me be more productive. But, I still never get everything done, and sometimes fall short of my goals.
This said, I know I can be more productive in God's kingdom.
Paul made this point to the Thessalonians, knowing they could excel .
- "Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;" 1 Th. 5:9).
We can we improve in the management of our time?
What can we do differently in 2011?
- What do we have to do to improve the way that we live?
- What do we need to change recreationally, spiritually and educationally?
- How can we help out one person every day?
Will we make a Better World in 2011? Yes, each of us can.
- "But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love" (Eph. 4:15-16). ">http://bible.logos.com/passage/nasb/Eph.%204.15-16">Eph. 4:15-16).
The question isn't whether we can make a difference in the Lord's kingdom; it's whether we will make a difference.
What God-given talents can we use make a more positive difference in life next year?