We are a week into the New Year, and many of us may still be considering what resolutions to make for 2013.
Experts claim that most of us will choose resolutions pertaining to our health. We will vow to quit smoking, to lose weight, or to stop our other perpetual bad habits. And, although improving our physical health is an important undertaking, we also need to pay attention to our spiritual health.
As good stewards, our No. 1 resolution should be to follow Christ. And, if we’re already doing that, we should ask ourselves how we can we be even better stewards this year.
However, before making an extensive list filled with all of the ways through which you will be a more devout steward, take a deep cleansing breath. Experts also caution us to not go overboard making our resolutions. Often, our good intentions fade quickly, and by the end of January, we stop pursuing what we hoped to conquer.
So, as good stewards, we need to take heed. We need to consider what our true goal should be. Maybe we rush through our prayers and need to resolve to take time to listen to the Holy Spirit as we pray. Maybe our workloads have been too heavy lately and we need to focus on spending more time with our spouses and children. Maybe we forgot to tithe a portion from our earnings this past year and need to resolve to be more faithful to that in 2013.
While considering your resolutions, remember the only ones truly worth keeping are the ones that draw us closer to Christ. Better health and a better job are excellent pursuits, but don’t forget the ultimate pursuit we all hope to reach: Heaven.