How Would God Change Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Young student studying homeworkAs we think about our life to date and make New Year’s resolutions, it is a good time to ask God what His plan is for you.

Every believer has a valuable role to play in God’s work, a role specifically designed for that person which fits their God-given gifts and talents (Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6). We find that plan by studying God’s Word, praying, and doing the work He has for us where He has us (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

What is God calling to do at this point in your life? How are you serving Him? Is that where you need to be or is God calling you somewhere else?

God has a special plan for each one of us.

What about your kids? Though it may sometimes seem like they cannot do much (or do it right), there are valuable ministries they can do are just as important as those who preach and teach. Paul likened each believer’s role in the work of Christ to parts of a body working together. “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the foot, ‘I don’t need you!’ No, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are actually very important” (1 Corinthians 12:21-22 ERV).

Take time over New Year’s or the next month to make sure each member of your family is participating in God’s work. Ask the Lord to show you exactly what He wants you to do (James 1:5-6). He will show you as you study the Bible, pray, and look for ways to serve. (Click here for a kid-friendly guide.) Remember, kids learn these truths best by serving alongside their parents. Enjoy serving the Lord this year!

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