A primary reason goals fail is that they aren't set, and if they are, they lack clarity. "I need to lose weight," is a common comment at this time of year. The holidays offered parties and the parties offered food. Combine that with our normal activity and the belt tightens. The problem is weight is not a condition of sudden behavior, so we fail to see the word "diet" as what we eat daily, not just an activity we go on to lose weight. And diet, our daily meals, and exercise are critical to health and weight control.
Christ spoke with clarity when he set the activity before the disciples or those listening.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:19 - 20) It is clear: Who do we take the word to and make disciples? All nations, no exceptions, including some people we may not agree with or see as our enemy. How? Baptizing them in the name of the Trinity, teaching them in the Word of God.
As Christ commissions us, he gives us clarity in the mission. As we seek improvement in life, do we give ourselves the same clarity in what we hope to achieve? Pray that Christ be at the center of our life improvements and that we speak with that same clarity to address those areas we want to improve.
Hope Men's Ministry