Have we already lost track of our New Year's resolutions? It is never too late to start again no matter how many times we have to start over. If the goal was worth setting, then it is worth re-setting. Putting reminders for ourselves where we will see them doesn't hurt either.
For example, if one of your goals was to read Scripture more often, try putting a Bible where you will see it. Put one on your bedside table, one by that comfortable chair in the living room where you sit to watch TV, and even one in the bathroom. Many of my friends have sticky notes with short Scriptures on them stuck to the car dashboard, the refrigerator, the bathroom mirror. These are Scriptures they want to remember, memorize and get into their spirit.
Another tactic is to give someone else permission to ask you questions about your goal. Have them call you (daily? weekly?) and ask you, "Did you read Scripture yesterday?" "Did you eat right?" "Did you make it to the gym?" "Did you work on your book this week?" Making ourselves accountable to someone else about our goal, whatever it is, is one way to help us develop the habit of working toward that goal on a daily basis.
For Reflection: Sunday is the Lord's day. What did I do yesterday to keep the Lord's day holy?
Let us pray. Jesus, I know I'm not perfect at growing in the ways you want me to grow. I want to develop these good habits. Help me to set reminders for myself and to choose someone to help hold me accountable for achieving the goals that you and I have set.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.