What's your goal in the New Year?
Many people set resolutions or goals they would like to accomplish in the new year. Most of them fall flat, where some are crippled goals where they are partially achieved a week here, a day there, etc. Some however are actually successful.
When it comes to goals, I am reminded of promises...which leads me to this portion of Jesus' sermon on the mount...
Matthew 5:33-37 (NKJV), "Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one."
Speak the truth. Don't make promises you know you can't keep. Simply set a goal and do your absolute best, seeking God's help and guidance, to achieve it.