I just read a stat that says 92% of all New Year’s resolutions fail in the first 30 days. To be honest, I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. It is almost as if you make them knowing that you will not keep them. I know that it might just be play on words but I do not make New Year resolutions, I make New Year’s commitments. That word just carries a little more weight when you hear it. If I make a commitment, there is a greater possibility that I will keep it!
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established”. This year I am committed to be a better husband, father, and man. I am committed to studying the Gospels and the Book of Acts. I am committed to reading books that challenge me and teach me. I am committed to a healthy lifestyle that honors God with my body.
By the time you read this blog, many New Year’s resolutions have failed. What about you? Have you already given up? Have you already slipped back into your “old” ways? Will you commit your work to the Lord? Will you allow Him to establish plans for your life?
Let us not grow weary in well doing but let us keep fighting the good fight of Faith that our Lord Jesus has called us to. So go ahead and resolve, commit, promise, pinky swear, whatever you want or need to call it, but whatever you do, do it with all of your might!