It is important when facing opposition to have sense that you are making progress. Do you know what Christopher Columbus wrote in his diary, on his way to a New World, not yet discovered? Bear in mind, he faced mutiny, many of his men wanted to turn around, and he was in trouble most of the trip. And every day on his log the last entry that he would write was: "Today we moved WESTWARD!"
So in the New Year, keep moving out for God and look for progress along the way.