The act of combining promises with the beginning of a new year is done by millions but Christians are repeating the same resolutions over and over, resulting in broken promises.
The key is not relying on “self” to conquer short comings but surrendering and giving in to God to handle problems that won’t be done by the flesh. In simpler terms, leave the hard work to God, just obey and love.
Debbie of Southfield admits there is one particular problem on the resolution list left to tackle, “I tend to doubt God and I need to trust HIM more so that’s what I plan to do, more trust.”
What someone won’t do from one day to the next should not be relevant. The end of the year versus the beginning should hold no precedence over change. Real change should center on surrender. Christians should strive to commit to God right now, New Year’s resolutions are fine but a commitment to obey God should start at this moment without excuse.
“I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5.
Detroiters got candid and opened up about personal issues and most wanted to be better people instead of gaining material possessions.
“I really want to give more of my time to children, maybe volunteer work,” says Taylor of Detroit.
Kevin of Detroit says; “I want to be better to my wife a lot of men won’t admit that but I’m better than that.”
Anonymous of Detroit confesses that, “I want to get off drugs, my family doesn’t help me but I know God can and I’m tired of doing it and if anyone is going through the same thing, you can stop this right now too.”
“I can do all things through Christ which strenghtneth me.” Philippians 4:13.
Whether Christians or not, making New Year’s resolutions that do not build the Kingdom or honor God are futile. With the enormous load of all the common resolutions, many plan to resolve to become more spiritual in nature. (for help click here)
“I just want to be a better person, I don’t want to be so mean anymore cuz it gets me no where and I do know better!” T of Detroit.
Along with the more popular resolutions like, lose weight, pray more and stop smoking; whatever the resolve working to be a better individual is something everyone should have on the list. Resolutions are fine but with the first month of the New Year nearly over, examine what needs to be improved and work from there but bring God along, it will make the job easier and less stressful.
“For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” 1 Corinthians 11:31.