The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of transition. It’s a time to reflect back on all the ups and downs of the year you just had while simultaneously looking ahead to the promise of the new one that’s about to begin. Whether your year was filled with joy or pain, or more likely a mix of both, you can embrace 2017 knowing that God most definitely has a special plan for you and your family.
When considering the year ahead, many of us think in terms of personal resolutions or goals, whether it be weight loss, career advancement, spiritual growth, improved relationships, etc. It’s great to have individual milestones to aim for that help you become healthier, happier, and help shape you into the person God wants you to be.
But what about goals for your family?
This week, take a moment to consider those that mean the most to you—your husband and your children. What hopes, wishes, and dreams do you have for them in the New Year? What can you accomplish as a family in 2017 to grow closer together, love one another better, and grow in your walk with God?
We’ve created a very simple form you can download, print, and fill in, listing each individual family member’s goals for the New Year as well as any family goals you might have. This is a fun way to encourage one another and celebrate victories as a family. There’s even a place to write down a fun reward for accomplishing your goal. This is a great motivator for kids and adults alike!
So dream big this next year and see what you can accomplish with God’s help. May 2017 be a blessed year for you and the rest of your family. Have fun!