We’re inching closer to 2015 by the day.
And the gurus are marketing their webinars, books and videos to show us how to make new year’s resolutions. And then charging us for their experience!
What they’re peddling is a self-help course for those of us who make goals and don’t keep them.
And there’s millions of us out there.
So how do they fix us? By giving us more rules!
Here are some examples of the course titles:
A Goal-Setting Course
Live with Intention
Create Your Life Plan
You get the idea.
It makes me want to laugh or cry.
This doesn’t make sense for anybody, and especially for Christians.
First of all, the one life plan you need comes free – God gives it to you. It’s to glorify him and enjoy him forever.
Second, goal setting is fine if you set the right ones. Jesus had one goal when he lived here, to please his Father. And he did it spectacularly well. And as a free gift to you, he gives you that successful record as if you had lived it perfectly yourself.
And third, you can live with all the intention you have and still blow it. What is intention but purpose and drive. But those are traits for those who don’t have the Holy Spirit living inside them. The Holy Spirit’s purpose is to reveal Jesus to us. He directs our lives, so we don’t have to worry about it. What we must do is obey and rest.
So don’t fall into the temptation of changing yourself next year.
That’s God’s job and he does it really well.
Talk to me.