Have a Happy New You! by Steve Wagers

Have a Happy New You!
Steve N. Wagers
Philippians 3:12-14
December 31. 2006

Sermon Outline
1. What Will Help Us!
A) An Honest Admission
B) A Holy Ambition
2. What Can Hinder Us!
A) Forgetful of What is Behind Us
B) Focused on What is Before Us
3. What Must Hold Us!
A) The Goal He Saw
B) The Glory He Sought

I read this week of someone's wishes for a New Year.

May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs, and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.

May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastroenterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber, and the IRS.

May you find a way to travel from anywhere to anywhere during rush hour in less than an hour, and when you get there may you find a parking space.

According to MyGoals.com resolutions for 2007 include 27% resolve to focus more on health & fitness; 15% resolve to focus more on personal growth, and personal finances; 12% resolve to focus more on their career; 9% on education; 7% on home improvement; 6% on time management; 5% on family and relationships, as well as recreation and leisure.

Someone has said, "People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."

Sadly enough, many will make resolutions that they will break within a few weeks. The reason is that they may have made resolutions, but they haven't found the right solutions. IN other words, long before a person can have a Happy New Year they must start by becoming a Happy New You.

To leave the old with a burst of song;
To recall the right and forgive the wrong;
To forget the things that bind you fast
To the vain regrets of the year that's past;
To have the strength to let go your hold
Of the not wor ...

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