The beginning of a New Year always provides you with the opportunity to set new priorities in your life. It gives you the chance to start fresh on living for what matters. The New Year gives you a chance to stop making excuses and start making commitments that matter.
Of all the priorities that you could set for the New Year, perhaps the best one you could set is the priority of making disciples. Just think about what a great use of your time it would be if you spent 60 to 90 minutes a week for the next 52 weeks teaching someone how to be and build disciples of Jesus.
Exercising is important, losing weight is important, building relationships is important, kicking bad habits is important, managing your finances better is important, but making a disciple of Jesus can last for eternity! If you can set aside just a little bit of time each week to teach someone how to live like Jesus and how to make disciples like Jesus, you have the potential to impact multiple generations through a very small investment. How can that commitment not be on your list of priorities for the New Year?
If you like to start the new year off my making new commitments and setting new priorities, I personally think making disciples ought to be very high on your list. Honestly, if one of Jesus’ top priorities in life was making disciples, then how can it not be one of the top priorities of every believer? Living like Jesus means having the same priorities that Jesus had.
When you look back at your life in twelve months from now you want to be sure that you have used your life wisely. You want to make sure you made your life count and you invested in things that matter. Making disciples should definitely make the list of commitments to make at the beginning of a New Year.