Laresa Watkins

My Prayers for 2015

Jan 1, 2015

As all of you know by now, I love a new year.  There aren’t many things I love more than a fresh start, a chance for a do-over.

Over the years I have made many resolutions and goals for the year.  I have kept some of them, and let some of them slide.  Looking back at my goals for 2014, I feel a little conflicted.  I had good moments and bad moments, but can’t say that I really reached any of these goals.

What I have come to realize, after a few days of reflecting and thinking about the year ahead of me, is that my goals really mean nothing.  I made a mistake when I made those goals, because they are my goals, based on my own works.

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

I have to ask myself, does the state of my home or what time I get up in the morning matter to God?  The answer is no.  Does my treatment of people and how I spend the time He has blessed me with matter to God.  Yes.

My goals were not committed to God.  They were made without much prayer and consideration.

This year, I plan to do away with the entire concept of resolutions, words for the year, and goals.  I am going to focus on a specific prayer for 2015.  What are God’s goals for my 2015?

This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t have goals.  I have a stack of books I want to read, files I want to clean out, and I backed up the pictures on my phone this morning.  However, those goals, whether they come in the form of words or resolutions, shouldn’t be our main focus.

I have a big prayer for this year, and I am going to pray it fervently.

New Year's Prayer

I have come to realize that I am missing out on opportunities right in front of my face because I am so busy trying to make my own opportunities.

This year I am praying that I will see what God is already doing around me and through me, and that I will say “yes” when an opportunity is presented to me.  He is not waiting on me, and I don’t need to waste any more time.

What is your prayer for the New Year?



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