Small Groups Help with New Year’s Resolutions: Especially When it Feels Like You Are Scaling a Wall

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People have a love hate relationship with resolutions. It’s easy to write down how you’ll accomplish those goals. The most popular resolutions are. . . Lose weight. . . Spend more time with family and friends. . . Get financially fit. . . Learn something new. Christians would add incorporate more Biblical practices into daily life.

The hard part is starting and then sticking to the resolution long enough to make a difference. Often the climb to succesful finishes feels scary, impossible, and full of roadblocks. At times the next step seems out of reach.

One answer is small groups! Being surrounded by supportive people learning the same thing helps us finish what we started. These folks give us verbal encouragement, offer practical help, show us it can be done by their own example, and love on us when we misstep.

CNC can’t help you with the first resolution (lose weight), but can help with the others. Join a small group today in order to spend more time with family and friends, learn something new and see how you can incorporate more Biblical practices into your daily life.

Your Turn . . .

  1. What small group do you belong to?
  2. How have you benefitted by belonging to a small group?
  3. What  has been your best small group experience?
  4. Will you join or continue with a small group this year? Why or why not?
  5. What advice do you have for getting the most out of small groups?

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    • 1. BlessedMama  |  . at .

      Hi, Susan,

      Just in case you don’t look at older posts for new comments, check out my new comment to you in response to yours in your reading post. 🙂 Love, ya!

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    • 3. lisamichele  |  . at .

      Susan, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! Great post here! My NY resolution is to stop leaving things until the last minute..lol

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      • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

        That’s my goal too. Or it would be if I had finished writting my goals.
        Like I said on your blog, I really LIKE your gingerbread lighthouse.

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    • 5. Mary Byrne Eigel  |  . at .

      Susan,
      When I was relaying how I wanted to make my health my priority this year, a dear friend responded by saying “And who are you going to be accountable to besides yourself”. She and you have it right in implying that small groups are essential to success. People often say “I have to take a class to stay on track”. That makes for a great small group. Wish I was closer and could sign up for one of yours.

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    • 6. BlessedMama  |  . at .

      Just checking back to see what’s new. Hope you’re having a blessed week. 🙂

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      • 7. susan2009  |  . at .

        I know I have been slack about writing. I am still trying to figure out how to balance my new job with my “hobbies.” We do not have internet at our new place and so I have to be intentional about blog writing. So far, I have not been.

        I am having a blessed week. And today marks the first day of my vacation. I’ll be back at work on Sunday, the 21st. I hope your day is blessed too!

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    • 8. Sloan  |  . at .

      “One answer is small groups! Being surrounded by supportive people learning the same thing helps us finish what we started. These folks give us verbal encouragement, offer practical help, show us it can be done by their own example, and love on us when we misstep.”

      This is so true. I am constantly thanksful for my small group and can actually tell in my (lack of) devotionals when I miss the accountability of the group. It’s sometimes sad to admit it, but it is a blessing to have a small group to keep one accoutable.

      I work for Christianity Today, and I would love to talk to you about our Small Groups site. Your blog is really encouraging and different — please email me if you might be interested. Hope you are having a good week, Susan.

      Blessings

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