It’s that time of year again! When everyone laces up their new runners, purges all of the leftover Christmas sweets to “get serious” about their new year’s resolutions.
For many, it’s a time to “start fresh,” “get healthy” and take advantage of a “clean slate.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m fixin’ to get in shape with the best of them this year. But I have some new year’s resolutions that I hope to make priority over my lousy attempt at running a mile every day.
Being a Millennial Mom, I know that the future of our world rests on our generation’s ability to share the gospel and introduce others to Jesus. So, while being fab, fit and fun in 2021 sounds tempting, here are 7 New Year’s Resolutions that will actually leave a lasting effect on your year.
This isn’t the type of boldness that comes from a Lumineers music video. Our generation tends to gravitate to this “YOLO” (yes, I did just use the 2012 word of the year) mentality. Running away from responsibility and falling in love, or doing something juvenile in the moment “because it feels right,” should not be mistaken for boldness.
Romans 8:31 says, “If God is for us who can ever be against us?” God calls each of us to be bold—to speak out in courage for what is true and righteous. To be bold means to go against the grain, to step out in faith and to lead in ways that honor the Lord. Boldness comes from your confidence in Jesus Christ. I pray that 2021 is a year that we, as Christians, will go boldly in the direction that God has called us to.
If you’ve ever had your heart broken by a person, you know that it’s a feeling you would never wish on anyone. So it probably sounds silly that I would hope to be heartbroken this year.
But, having your heart break for what breaks Jesus’ heart…that’s something that will CHANGE THE WORLD.
I pray that in 2021 you would let God break your heart for what breaks His. For the hurt, for the lost, for the broken, for the children, for the homeless, for the rich, for the disabled, for your fellow brothers and sisters who desperately need the love of an all-knowing and all-consuming savior.
In turn, I pray it sets a fire deep in your soul, and you remain forever changed. Heartbreak this year is a resolution we should all be striving for.
Not a wireless one.
Connection is everything. We long to know and be known, all while living in a microwave society where we can have just about anything at the click of a button. Literally. Amazon just released those.
In 2021 I hope to have a connection that can’t be found in the newest piece of technology. A connection to God with prayer, connection to others with authenticity, and a dis-connection from the latest Netflix original series that allows me to procrastinate the connections my heart longs for.
My heart longs to be closer with Jesus and with those who He’s strategically placed in my life at this very moment. As a Christian, I would bet that you long for the same. I pray that 2021 is a year of connectedness.