Some think of New Year’s resolutions as wonderfully motivating; others think of them as amazingly pointless. Whatever your opinion, goal setting continues to be an extremely popular way to make progress in life. But what if you just don’t know where to start?
How about trying the 30-Day Challenge, a SAT-7 challenge for women to focus on completing one task a day for 30 days to ultimately have a fuller life by the end? Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
“Every woman wants to change for the better, but most are clueless about how,” explains Maggie Morgan, producer of SAT-7 ARABIC program Needle and New Thread (NNT). “They continue living their lives as they always have, without knowing where to start living an empowered, fulfilled life. We believe that change starts with small practical steps that we undertake every day.”
Recently NNT ran a social media challenge campaign to help female viewers better their lives through daily challenges. “We set out to use social media for campaigns that would empower women to live up to their full potential in freedom, peace and confidence,” says Maggie.
The 30-Day Challenge originally given involved videos of NNT presenters introducing personal and social challenges to help viewers to improve their lifestyles. Each day the challenge presented a practical opportunity to make a positive life choice. Some challenges were more practical, such as baking something or finding more time to exercise; some were based more on relationships, such as expressing love to someone you care about.
The presenters encouraged viewers to acquire new, healthy habits, recognize and shun acquired bad habits, realize their self-worth and improve their lives.
Over 860 women signed up to the challenge. Comments like this poured in from viewers:
- “I turned my phone off for four hours. I used this time to play with my son, talk with my husband and eat together.”
- “I began to drink more water. It’s made a great difference to me. It’s wonderful.”
- “I’d like to do this challenge and open my window, but I have to do it at night because it is quieter in my area than in the morning. Otherwise I’d have to get up at 6 am to open the window before traffic.”
- “I do encourage my friends many times. Just recently a friend of mine was worried before taking her drivers’ license test but I encouraged her, and she did well.”
- “I did this challenge and remained quiet for 20 minutes this morning. My family made fun of me but it’s worth it.”
- “Thank you for encouraging me to stop multitasking. I was convinced that it saved time but on the contrary it didn’t. Now I feel much more relaxed and less tensed.”
- “The most beautiful thing that I notice every day is a calligraphy illustration hanging on my wall of the verse The Lord will guide you continually (Isaiah 58:11). Whenever I look at this verse, I thank the Lord for giving me the gift of calligraphy. I’m full of joy when I do calligraphy.”
Will you join your sisters in Christ in attempting the challenge for yourself this year?
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If you wish to tell us how it went for you or a challenge you particularly enjoyed, we would love to hear from you! Comment below to let others know you participated in the challenge. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on social media. God bless you and your family in 2020!