It’s hard to believe, but the holiday festivities are almost over and it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to make next year better than last year.
Why Resolutions Don’t Work
Do you make resolutions? I don’t, because they don’t work. A few days/weeks in and they go by the wayside. Why is this? Well, the Bible tells us that the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41). Jesus himself said he couldn’t do anything of his own self, he needed His Father’s help (John 5:30). The apostle Paul said he found himself doing the things he didn’t want to do, and not doing the things he wanted to do (Romans 7:15). It’s the way of mankind. We can come up with our resolutions, plans, and goals, but unless they’re directed by God, they will not work.
A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2 NIV
What to Do Instead of Resolutions
So, how do you make things better, especially if this past year wasn’t especially kind to you? First and foremost, pray. Ask God for His guidance in your life, and go to Him daily, asking Him what to do.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5,6 NLT
Ask Him to give you the desire to do the things He is guiding you to do. You will be amazed at the changes that happen when God is in the driver’s seat!
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13 KJV
The thief [Satan] cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I [Jesus Christ] am come that they [you!] might have life, and that they [you!] might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV
I hope to inspire you next year in the categories of faith, health, and nutrition. I’d love to hear from you in the comments with suggestions on what you’d like to hear me cover in the coming months.
I wish you abundance and love in the coming year!
Learn more in my new book, Be in Health: Bible-Based Health Restoration: Living in Harmony with God’s Ways Regarding Health. Available now.