Something Greater Than New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year!

I have no romantic Ideas whatsoever about New Year’s resolutions.

I am going to eat raw vegan for 90 days!” Says my over enthusiastic patient. Usually in less than 48 hours, when they feel like a big grazing cow, they find themselves planted face first in the most un-vegan, 100% un-raw burger, with a double portion of chips. 

No judgement. I have done the same with New Year’s resolutions.

I am not about News Year’s Resolutions. However, I am 100% about


  • What is your mission statement for the year?
  • What are your goals for the year?
  • What are your measures of success?

Beloved, unless you set yourself up to live intentionally and have practical and measurable goals, as to how you are going to get there, you will find yourself living reactively to the circumstances that life throws at you for 2020.

I have taken a chunk of time off in the first few weeks of January to sit on my own, hide away from everything and everyone and decide with Greenie and God what I want the next year to look like and how we are going to get there.

  • I will write out 3-4 major habit goals
  • I will write out 3-4 major achievement goals
  • I will write out 3-4 relationship goals
  • I will write out 3-4 ministry goals
  • I will write out 3-4 health and vitality goals
  • I will have clear measures of success.
  • I will map out with Greenie a time frame for each one. It will be specific and collaborative with my husband.

I encourage Each and every one of you to do the same.

Remember it is not always the achievement of the goals that is a total marker of success, rather the person you become and the things you learn on the way to achieving those goals.

So carve out some time. Be intentional. It is the discipline of doing this that will set you apart from others and change the course of your life forever.

This podcast Called How to Create a Personal Plan for 2020 is incredibly Helpful. Have a listen

You are deeply loved and Richly cherished,

Dr Christine Greenwood

Reign in life


I heard an incredible saying recently “Do not get discouraged about where you are at right now. Be concerned with the trajectory that your life is on.”

P.S Have you read what is your family’s mission statement?

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