Sun, Dec 31, 2017
by Linda Evans
#LifeGoals week one message from Linda Evans on December 31, 2017 at Community Church of Waterford, Goshen, Indiana. I saw an article that listed the top 5 most popular resolutions that are made year after year. #5 Take up a new hobby #4 Make more money #3 Improve relationships #2 Stop smoking #1 Lose weight My guess is that there isn’t much follow through when it comes to new year’s resolutions and that’s why they remain the same top 5 resolutions year after year. Maybe resolutions work for you but most tend to be self-focused. Maybe a special word will work for you. Or maybe you do better with goals. So, let’s replace those 5 common resolutions that I listed earlier with 5 worthwhile goals that we might consider for 2018. #5 Forget your failures #4 Give up grudges #3 Restore Relationships #2 Improve your worship #1 Grow your ministry Isaiah 43:19 Psalm 103:12 Colossians 3:12-14 Romans 12:17-19 1 Corinthians 10:31 Phil 1:6 John 10:10 Keep asking God these questions… What is my calling? What are my gifts? What is my purpose? Where do you want me, God? How may I best serve you? What breaks your heart? Chances are that same thing breaks God’s heart, too and He is hoping that you will make a difference. 1. Forget your failures 2. drop your grudges 3. restore relationships if it is within your power to do so 4. live your everyday life as worship 5. and pay attention to what your ministry is or could be. He wants us to live a life where we know with certainty how much he loves us, forgives us, helps us and wants to use us to further His kingdom. Start right now.