How do faith goals differ from New Year resolutions?
Our New Year’s resolutions are lists of things we want to improve about ourselves at the start of every year. Examples include exercising more, meeting more people, being kinder, etc. These are our desires for ourselves. The ability to fulfil these heavily relies on our own willpower and determination.
On the other hand, faith goals are bigger than ourselves. Willpower alone cannot attain this. Faith goals do not rely on what’s happening in present situations, but rather chooses to believe in spite of them. Some examples include believing for the healing of a sick relative, believing for a friend to encounter Jesus, or a breakthrough from a long-time debt. Faith goals rests solely on our faith in God’s faithfulness and power.
Faith goals are actually a reflection of who God is to us. How do you see God? For if we see Him as a great and mighty God, then we would not hesitate in believing Him for the impossible.
But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)