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Is setting new goals spiritual? I'd say so. Let's look at this verse:
- Romans 12:2
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
God is all about transformation, change and growth. If you let God in to do the transforming, you will uncover his good and pleasing will for your life!
Here are a few worthy New Year's goals to have:
Goals for the New Year:
- Develop greater confidence in God by gaining more knowledge of him: Only if you know God and how he works will you be able to thoroughly trust him. Life deals tough blows and you'll handle them better if you are able to walk through them with a God you know and trust.
- Put God in Charge: No matter how much you think you've given your life and belongings over to God, before you know it, you will begin to take parts back.
Everything belongs to God. You belong to God, and all you possess belongs to God. You are merely a steward.
Invite God into everything you do. Invite him into your relationships, your work, when making up your to-do list, your meal planning, your exercise routine, your bank book, and your decisions. Keep putting him in his rightful place. Start your day talking to God.
(If you think this point is over-spiritualizing, that shows me you really need to look seriously at this area.)
- Grow in God-confidence: Make connections between your prayers and what happens next. Look for his hand working in your circumstances. Then, give him thanks. Record revelations. Record answers to prayer. Give him credit. Use today's successes as reminders for the future.
To summarize, the goals suggested above are to develop greater confidence in God. Then he can transform you.