My first time typing of ’22! Happy New Year, friends! I do pray that your year is off to a happy and healthy start and that you are anticipating good (if not, great) things in the year ahead. Make any resolutions? Set any goals? If you read my Friday post, you know my opinion on those…and, quite interestingly, our pastor preached on much the same topic last night. The necessity for setting goals. Of course, he focused on spiritual goals – and I totally agree – but I think his quote (not sure if it is original to him) applies to all areas. He said, “Fail to plan and plan to fail.” There are no guarantees and certainly, I do not know what the next twelve months might hold, but at least I have a plan. One (large) step towards a successful year ahead.
Here’s a verse that is encouraging me as I start this new year. II Timothy 4:7 says “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” A worthy goal and great motivator: to finish well. To finish whatever tasks He may give me this year. To stay the course and keep my faith strong and focused. And, in twelve months, be able to say, “I fought, finished and was faithful.” Here’s to a beautiful first week of 2022!!