With New Year around the corner, most of us are preparing to rattle off a laundry list of things that we plan to change in our lives in 2012. We may want to lose weight, find a better job or get married. About a month or two into the year, many of us will abandon these resolutios and simply blame it on unavoidable circumstances or “fate.” If God wanted something to happen in our lives then it would, right? So the effort we put into our goals is only possible to a certain extent — or so we may think. [Read more…]