If you feel that this year was not challenging enough, prepare a new cycle with renewed goals and a spirit full of love. Discover in this article how to plan for the new year ahead.
"Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator." Colossians 3:9-10
A review of what we lived during this year will allow us to know if we achieved what we longed for, if we were able to reach those objectives that we thought were important during the past year. It is not necessary to think about material things. Much less in numerical measurements. What really matters is to know if we surround ourselves with people who nurture our heart. If positive, faith-filled thinking prevails in our decisions and thoughts.
How then will we think what made us really good and brought us closer to the Holy Spirit?
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead," 1 Peter 1:3
If you need motivation in your daily journey, set achievable goals that will give you enough energy to feel fulfilled, learning and incorporating learning on a daily basis.
You can enumerate a list of ambitions and desires, regardless of the field: whether it is something in the family, with loved ones, from your work perspective or from your physical health. You know well what you need to balance. The Lord will help you and try to focus on achieving something that you are truly passionate about, so that you fully engage the time necessary to excel and feel that you have incorporated it into your life.
"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:30-31
Mostly this type of achievements and objectives obtained, will generate habits in our daily life. Everything that is acquired as an achievement and an overcoming behavior, adds a sense of growth and self-esteem that will add hope to us.
We must cultivate these kinds of spaces in our day and give them the place they deserve. In the same way that we do with prayer and with the reading of the Word. Always thinking that everything we propose to ourselves will be blessed and guided in the Divine Plan of the Savior.
To establish our limits and to materialize an adequate, attainable and tailor-made goal is also part of the review for the plans of the new year.
"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." Ephesians 4:22-24
Surely we will need to surround ourselves with people, loved ones, relatives, and even why not, some resources to help us on the path of this new discovery that represents the new year. From Spirituality, the Bible, will be a life manual ready to consult at any time and any place. Prayer can be that moment of daily reconnection to reestablish and reset negative thoughts. Sometimes goals are closer than one believes or sets out to achieve.
We must always keep patience and perseverance trained. These are elements of our personality that we can cultivate thanks to the blessings of the Heavenly Father. Prayers and prayers directed to show you a guide and a light to reach that goal, will be under the goodness of Christ.
"He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you." Deuteronomy 7:13
Mentalize yourself, being able to be realistic will allow us to not think ambiguously or feel far from our stated goals. Working on taking concrete, daily steps that represent a constant involvement, will be a basis for thinking about the immediate future.
You can share this list of objectives with someone you trust. Perhaps someone who has known you for a long time knows you from outside your mind and your optics.
Jesus will be giving you the support you need to think clearly about whatever you feel will nourish your heart, mind and spirit. Keep in mind that the Lord only seeks your happiness. The improvement you achieve will be blessed by the miracle of the Holy Spirit.