Just a little tip for those of us who are looking forward to the new year with the hope of promises being fulfilled, dreams realized and overall new resolutions to conquer. What has helped me to move forward each year is a lesson that I’ve learned over the years and that is: Not everything belongs in my future if I’m trying to carve out new habits.
I’ve noticed that when I open up the door or make excuses for something that does not move me towards my goals, that it becomes a slippery downward slope away from my goals. How about you? Do you find that when you excuse one thing, then it becomes an open door to justify other things and before you know it, you’re back to square one or you’re dealing with the same old issue?
As I was writing this blog, a particular bible verse came to me that says, “Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). The word pressing denotes a force, a sincerity, a dogmatic attitude to conquer, “requiring quick or immediate attention.” Other words that describes pressing are crucial, important, and critical.