We’ve heard them and even countless times over made them ourselves. Year after year, we were sure what our resolutions for the New Year would be. Although we may have started out well and had good intentions to continue we oftentimes missed the mark. The same may hold true for many this year as well, we will make the resolution and then find ourselves having no resolve. However, before making any resolutions, if you make any, you should ask yourself, “What does it mean for me to make a New Year’s resolution?” “How will a New Year’s resolution change my life for the better?”
There are many ways in which we would like to make a resolution and have it fulfilled. We may try to re–solve, rather, again deal successfully with issues such as losing weight, quitting smoking, spending more time with family and the like.
Although there is nothing wrong with making a decision to change our lives, particularly for the better, none of those things can come to pass without putting some things into action. Virtually any physician you ask about weight loss will tell you with proper food nutrition and exercise you can attain healthy and attractive results. No matter how difficult it is to stop smoking, “All things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). And as challenging as it may be to spend more time with your family, it can be done. What we all must remember is PRIORITY. Put what, rather Who, is most important first and everything else will follow. The word of God says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) Ask God, first, what He desires of you, for your life. Seek after Him; seek His face; seek to be in His presence; seek to please Him before pleasing yourself or anyone else. When you seek God first, all those resolutions, hopes and dreams will pale in comparison to the resolve you will have with God.
Allow God, in this New Year, to bring about a new you!
~ Lisa Martin Benson