I said in my last post I would tell y’all about my New Year’s Resolutions, so here it is! The Oxford Dictionary definition of a resolution is “a firm decision to do or not do something.” The key word in this definition is FIRM. Often times we make all these resolutions, but we are okay breaking them off. We think, “Hey, if I make it a whole month, that’ll be good enough.” But that’s not how we should be looking at it. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit…that’s how we should be looking at our resolutions. Permanent changes to make our lives better.
My New Year’s Resolutions are to spend at least 30 minutes with God and in my Bible each day, strive to be healthy and fit, read my bible and pray with my hubby daily, and a couple other things. It might not be immediately that these things happens, but if I work each day to do these things each day and don’t quit when I mess up…it’ll all eventually be a part of my daily routine. A big part of being firm in a resolution, is committing to your decision even if you fail at times. Vince Lombardi once said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” I think this totally applies to resolutions! So for everybody…don’t be so hard on yourselves, stick with your resolution even if you mess up a day here and there. The more you stay firm to your decision the more it will become a part of your daily routine.
For me, another aspect of working towards keeping resolutions is asking God for help. One thing I’ve really learned this past year, is that the more I am in God’s word and in constant relationship with Him, the more my desires will be in line with His. So if my desires and resolutions are in line with Him, He will help me accomplish them.
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31