It’s a brand new year, full of excitement, anticipation, hope and even expectation. But the pages of the calendar will turn and sooner or later we will find ourselves caught up in the crazy busyness that is the world we live in. We might be tempted to pass up on working on our goals because we would rather have a little extra sleep, or feel we are entitled to a little bit of fun. We will decide to procrastinate. Then the project or dream might remain incomplete.
What if Jesus decided not to complete His goal? Where would that leave us? When Jesus set out for Jerusalem He was about to fulfill numerous prophecies, and fulfill the ultimate goal – provide salvation for us. He set out resolutely. He didn’t hesitate to complete every task, even though He knew what was coming.
As God, He could have not finished His goal. He could have taken the easy way out.
- Jesus could have avoided Jerusalem altogether.
- He could have left Jerusalem before the Passover.
- After the Last Supper He could have skipped going to the Garden of Gethsemane where He was ultimately betrayed.
- He could have slipped right through the crowd of solders.
But the easy way out was out was not part of God’s great plan.
We can learn a lot about reaching godly goals by looking to our Savior. Just keep going. The challenges may seem insurmountable and painful for a while, but God is always with you, and the results of your faithfulness will be rewarded.
2 Chronicles 15:7
“But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”
Have a blessed and prosperous New Year.
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