I am getting ready to make my New Year’s resolutions. I never keep them. Should I even bother?
Absolutely!! If you feel the need to make a resolution then you must be feeling a need to change something in your life. The New Year is a great time to shed the old and put on the new. The truth is, it is always a good time to make positive changes in your life.
New Year’s resolutions often fail because we fail. None of us are perfect and we are usually not able to keep our resolutions perfectly so we give up. This year decide to keep working toward your goal no matter how many times you fail. We all fail. It is the” getting back up again” that builds our character, endurance and success. I have needed to keep many a resolution and failed. Once I decided to keep on keeping on I finally was able to succeed. Make your New Year’s resolution stick this year, give up the all or nothing mentality. Make a concerted effort toward your goal daily. Ask God for His strength and guidance. Envision yourself achieving your goal. Establish an accountability system. Create a reward system. If you want to succeed this year have a plan. Most importantly plan on endurance, regardless of how many times you may fail.
Hebrews 10:36 “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.”
Hebrews 12:1-2a “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight , and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”
I pray that you will have a happy, blessed and successful New Year!