Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Written by Michelle ~
Throughout my life, I’ve made countless New Year Resolutions. Most were the typical ones; get healthy, lose weight, be a better me, make more money, etc., (but as others know this too well) most just fell to the wayside. Why do so many of our resolutions fail year after year? The answer, the problem lies within us. We stumble over our own failures and weaknesses. Even the Apostle Paul struggled with this: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not” (Romans 7:18).
How do we fix it? We need to begin the New Year (even daily) seeking God to help us with our struggles to live our lives pleasing and honoring to Him. We need to strive to set the flesh aside and ask God to humble us and help us become the person He wants us to be. And though Paul struggled with this very issue, he was able to say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
My most important resolution is to become more like Christ. That’s God’s will for every one of us. Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Lamentations 3:40 - Let us search and try our ways and turn again to the LORD.
Though the New Year is already upon us, stop and seek God to show you what He wants to do in your life this year. 1 Timothy 6:11 - But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. I’m anticipating God to perform great things this year and can’t wait to be a part of them.