Another year has f-l-o-w-n by! I said goodbye to 2010 and now I've welcomed in 2011. I've heard lots of talk about setting goals for the new year, but why? When I woke up on 2011 I didn't feel any different and my life circumstances hadn't changed, so why set new goals?
God showed me in Genesis that the years and seasons are important to Him:
Gen 1:14 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years."
Next He showed me the importance of having goals for my life:
Hab 2:2-3 "And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables (refers to tablets), that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry." (KJV parenthesis mine)
So even though I don't have my goals set (or written down yet) for 2011, I am planning a weekend in January to get alone with God and work on my goals for this year. Then I need to put them in a prominent place in my home so I will see them daily - and run with them.
Have you set your goals for 2011?