Do you make resolutions along with the majority of people throughout the world? With them, do you find yourself failing to keep them? How easy it is to make statements like, “I’m giving up, such and such or this or that”; I’m going to….. Fill in the blanks and regardless of your age, you’ll most likely find you’ve “committed” to at least one new resolution every year since you were ten years old, maybe earlier or later. I’m right at the head of the line here and know that I’m in great company!
Why do we make statements, generally without actually planning to be successful? Are we still allowing peer pressure to drive how we think and act?
Here’s a link to fifteen verses in God’s word concerning New Years Resolutions. http://www.openbible.info/topics/new_years_resolutions
As you read through these verses consider a couple of things. Not just at the beginning of a new year, but daily we should resolve to be completely available to our Father for His work. We must plan and prepare to complete His work; at home, on the job, at church, in our neighborhood and wherever He leads. Planning to be ready at all times and prepared by studying His word and by prayer and through fellowship with those who strengthen and encourage us.
I started another devotion which is only four days in length through YouVersion titled, “One Word That Will Change Your Life”. The goal is that instead of “making a resolution” for this year, we seek God for a single word for the new year! That this one word will through continued focus, become the point of our year. Whatever the word He gives or you might choose… be it one of the fruits of the Spirit, consecration, discipline, character trait, etc. having a singular focus will change our lives.
Instead of the grandiose, simplify. Dial back and ask God to help you select the one word to focus on for this year and allow Him to develop that in us. This is my goal, my resolution and over the next day or so, I believe He will show me my word for the year. I will share this with you and ask only that you help me stay accountable.
I wish you a very Happy New Year filled with HIS all.
Blessings & Peace Always,
- No more resolutions, Get One Word (lifeonthefrontporch.wordpress.com)