New year’s resolution, you’re the most unreliable thing I’ve ever encountered! You’re despicable! Every single year you get my hopes up, only to tear them down! You make me feel as if I can conquer the world, only for me to realize how truly weak I am.
Oh sure, you tell me if I’ll only make a promise to you, I’ll be skinnier, and I’ll exercise profusely. Once you told me I’d be a better employee, that I’d be such a great wife my husband would never want for anything, pfftt! You even told me I’d play less games and limit my time on Facebook. Well, you’re a liar, and you suck!
New year’s resolution, I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you, and you’re a joy stealer; and this year, I refuse to let you get the upper hand! This year, 2014, I say, “FORGET YOU!” I’ll NOT make a promise to you to do, or not to do anything, and you can’t stop me! This year, you’ll not let this gal down! No sir! 2014 will be resolution free, and no one gets hurt. This year, I live on my terms. 🙂
I can hardly think of a year that I’ve made a new year’s resolution that I’ve kept, how about you? I know it’s because they’ve all been goals I set according to ‘my terms’, and I’ve tried to do them my way, in my own strength. This year, my plan is to rely on God, and to listen to Him more. This year, I only need to trust God, do the next right thing, go get one more for Jesus, and everything else will fall into place. Will I mess up? You’re darn skippy, but I’ll ask for forgiveness, pick myself up, dust myself off, and do the next right thing!
Will my life be perfect? I highly doubt it, because I’m human, and those I live around (most of them anyway) are human. Will I be skinny? I highly doubt that too, because I didn’t make a resolution to exercise, duh! Will I love and be loved? YES!!!
No matter what goes on around me, no matter how good or bad things are, or how much I do, or don’t exercise, no matter how old I think I look, or what my weight is, I’m going to love and be loved! I’m going to set my sights, not on earthly things, but on things that matter. I’m going to live life abundantly, and you can take that to the bank! With that I say, Happy New Year! This is going to be a great year filled with love!
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. Philippians 3:12-16 the message