- This year, I want to spend a minimum of 30 minutes in prayer a day. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” – Colossians 4:2
- I want to read a minimum of 2 chapters of the Bible (1 Old Testament chapter, and 1 New Testament chapter) a day. “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
- I want to spend more intentional time in fellowship with other believers. I will do this at church, the beach, at our house, at coffee, etc. “Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25
- Keep the main thing the main thing. Set and keep my priorities For me, my priorities are: my relationship with God, first.
- My relationship with my wife, second.
- Followed by my relationship with my children, family, friends, and then ministry. “But seek first his kingdomand his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
- Visit your family I love my family. I want to be intentional in calling, visiting and talking with my immediate and extended families.
- This year, I choose to live by faith. I want to overcome pessimism by choosing to look on the brighter side of life. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
- I want to avoid petty arguments, negative Some small issues take up our time and energy. “No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.” 2 Timothy 2:4
- I intend to continue with my post-graduate education. I want to read one leadership book a month.
- I never want to stop learning. When I stop learning, I cease to grow. Good learners make good leaders. Good leaders are readers.
- My health and sanity demand I minimize stress. I plan to let things go. Walk away from what I cannot solve.
- I want to speak out I want to communicate my feelings. Bottling up problems creates unwanted health problems.
- I want to forgive more this year. I refuse to hold onto grudges and bitterness. “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32
- This year, I want be conscientious about my eating habits. I want to buy, cook and eat healthy foods. Yes, broccoli, kale, egg whites, will be in my diet. Did I just say that?
- This year, I will exercise for 5 days a week, 30 minutes at a time.
- What are your 2016 goals?
- What are obstacles that might bar you from achieving those goals?
- How can you overcome them?
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Thank you for leading by example. I need the Holy Spirit’s power to be the person God wants me to be so that other’s can follow!
Thank you Matthew. Keep praying for me as I pray for you.
These are good. When I was preaching I shared your intentional goals and drive. Broccoli??? I’d like to see that :). Keep meditating on His Word. I’ve been doing a word study on “Meditate”…very interesting! Miss you guys!
Thank you mainini. We are praying for you. Keep praying for us, too.