“This year I’m going to… you fill in the blank.” How is it that we start off well but so often quit all over the place? You know the routine. You come up with those New Years resolutions; “This year I am not going to procrastinate, or, I’m going to lose weight, or, I am going to watch less TV and read more books. We tell ourselves that we won’t yell at the kids as much or we say that we won’t yell back at our parents as often…
We try to do better, act better, and even be better, but in the end, it often comes down to us trying to change ourselves by our own efforts. We even stop making resolutions because we are tired of coming up short. What’s the problem with us? As Jesus said to the disciples who fell asleep instead of praying, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak,” Matthew 26:41.
Someone has said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing the same way over and over again and expecting different results. This year, why not try something different? Instead of trying to change yourself by your own grit and determination, how about allowing God to help you become that person He has planned for you to be? How might we experience the promise that the Apostle Paul shares with the Philippians? “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus,” Philippians 1:6
We begin a new series this Sunday called “God’s Great Expectations For You.” God created you for His glory, His purposes and His pleasure. He has such great plans for your life. Do you know what they are? Each week we will look at an incredible call of God on your life that is so big and so awesome that only His Presence and your participation with Him can make it happen. Join us as we look at the Great Commission, the Great Commandment, the Great Confession and more.
What moves you to action? Jesus uncovered the key motivation for us