As another new year approaches, it’s a great time to pray and think about what goals to set for 2016. The process doesn’t have to be overwhelming; it can be as simple as asking God for guidance and then acting day by day on whatever insights he gradually reveals to you.
Sometimes we think we have to hear a dramatic message from God that clarifies everything we’d like to know before we set goals. But God doesn’t usually guide us that way. While God may sometimes make a dramatic announcement to get our attention about something, more often, God leads us is in subtle ways that motivate us to keep up a close daily relationship with him. God wants us to walk beside him, listening and trusting. He doesn’t just hand us a map for our spiritual journey; he acts as our personal guide!