As we begin 2020 we excitedly set goals and resolutions for our new year.
Choosing goals, resolutions and intentions are all empowering actions that I practice and promote.
However, from experience I know most resolutions are abandoned by early February as discouragement and frustration show up in a moment of weakness.
But what if there was a way we actually could achieve every single resolution?
It is called GRACE.
When goals meet grace, amazing things happen.
Our lofty ambitions and desires for the new year can actually become reality when we pursue them from a place of grace.
Often we start strong and committed to losing the weight, ditching the bad habits, organizing our surroundings, getting out of debt or starting the side business only to fall fast, get discouraged, give up and live the new year like the last year.
But there is a better way and it is the way of grace.
Grace moves us from operating in our own strength to relying on His.
Paul understood the source of his strength was Christ testifying that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13
He also knew that “My grace is sufficient for you, for in my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9
In Paul’s weakness he discovered POWER through God’s sufficient grace.
When we lose momentum or when temptation wins out as we reach for the second helping of dessert or make an impulse purchase with money we intended to save giving up seems the only option.
Our resolve dissolves and we return to old habits, disgusted and frustrated as we realize our willpower alone is not enough.
And we are right. Willpower alone never will be.
But when we simply ask for grace to assist us in accomplishing that seemingly impossible goal, what once seemed so hard suddenly becomes much easier.
Just like “there is an app for that” there is also a grace for that.
There is a grace available to help you accomplish every single resolution you set now matter how many times you have failed in the past.
How is that possible?
Because grace moves us from operating in our willpower to relying on His power.
And grace is available to anyone and everyone simply by asking.
“Ask and you shall receive. . .” Matt 7:7
Create your intentions, set your goals and list your desires and resolutions for 2020 but before taking the first step simply ask for grace each morning. It’s just that easy.
Grace will strengthen you in moments of weakness, days when you want to give up and times when you want to quit.
Amazing things will happen when God’s grace meets your goals!
Grace is the game changer!
Grace is amazing and available. Just ask!
Sandra Hubbard – Christian Inspirational Speaker/Writer/Life Coach