Welcome to 2018!! Happy New Year!!!
Have you thought about how this year will be different from last year? Will it be different from any other year that you’ve gone through? At the end of each year you start to see people selling all types of “Life Changing” products that are geared towards helping create a new you in the New Year. Can all of these products really work? Are we stuck in the hamster wheel of having the same life year after year?
The answer is a resounding, “NO!” We don’t have to do the same thing year in and year out, especially if it’s not leading us to the place we want to be. Our lives can be what we make them out to be. I’m a firm believer in that if you think it, it will come to pass.
The Right Tool for The New Year
With so many different tools out there that promise to take us from where we are, to the promised land. How do we know what do use?
I’m going to tell you the truth. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT TOOL YOU USE. The only thing that matters is that you build consistency.
I heard Dave Ramsey say in referring to the debt snowball that, “you eat an elephant, one bite at a time.”
The idea is that you’re not going to go from having a mountain of debt to being debt free overnight. You do it one day at a time, paying off one debt at a time. The important thing is to build the habits that allow you to have consistency everyday.
The same is true in every area of our lives. If we want to have successful marriages and be better parents, then it starts one day at a time. Knowing where we fall short and were we can improve is the first step.
It’s time for a Vision
This year, let’s not set goals. If you’re honest with yourself, most of us have let our goals go by mid-January. What we want to do is develop the habits that will take us from where we are to where we want to go.
The Bible says that without a vision the people perish.
Just think about how much time we’ve wasted because we weren’t sure what to do next or where we really wanted to go in life. A wasted year is a year that has perished.
So this is where we start. We need to get a picture of what we want this year to look like. How would our marriages look? What type of dates do we go on? Where do we take our vacations? How are we spending our quality time together?
Here are three ways that we can get the most out of this year.
Look to change your habits, don’t set goals
Most people fail at achieving their goals because the goals seem detached from their current lifestyle. Let’s look to change our habits,which are the key to life. If we change our habits, we can change our relationships, marriages, and lives for the better.
Have a vision
Take some time and think, allow yourself to dream of what you want your marriage to look like this upcoming year.
Write it down
After writing it down, put it in a place where it will be seen everyday. The bathroom mirror, the refrigerator or closet where you get dressed in the morning. I’ve even heard of people putting their dreams on a sticky note in their car. Whatever works, just put it in a place where you will see it everyday.
The Lord answered me, “Write down what I show you. Write it clearly on a sign so that the message will be easy to read.”
I truly believe that this year will be a great year for you and your marriage. Leave a comment below on what habits you want to develop.