My New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, we make them only to break them a few days, weeks or if we are very lucky months later. I think this is partly because the resolutions we make are so big that even if we are truly honest and motivated we cannot help, but not keep them. We may make resolutions that are so broad and vague that we are not sure how or where to begin. When we are unable to meet or keep our resolutions we get frustrated and depressive feeling unable to do things we want we drop our resolutions and go back to the old ways.

We can change, keep our resolutions, meet our goals and become all we want and know we should be as long as we turn to Jesus and let him work through us and not try to do it all on our own. Therefore, if we make resolutions don’t try to meet or keep them through your own but go to God in prayer and faith asking for the power to keep our resolutions and meet your goals to become the person God wants you to become.

Ephesians 2: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

My intention is that throughout this year I will make the decisions to move me towards a happier, healthier, more integrated life.

The things I wish to accomplish are to have a deeper, transformative relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; have a full-time job; meet more people, make friends with all; meet the love of my life… or at least get a girlfriend and to have own place.

John 10: I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

To this, I will list a few things I will do. Small things, things I can do to begin my journey.

1. I will pray more

2. I will study and reflect on the Bible

3. I will be more talkative

4. I will walk more

5. I will limit the sweets I eat

6. I will look for more jobs

7. I will be more grateful for what I do have and the people already in my life

These things are only a beginning. I hope that by listing my intentions, goals, and resolutions that it will help and inspire you to do the same.

My prayer is that this year will bring all of us much joy and goodness that God will smile on us this year and beyond!

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2 Comments

  1. Nemo

    Hello,

    I saw your post after posting my own New Year’s resolution, and I like reading too, so I thought I would drop a note. Resolutions are supposed to be measurable. Otherwise, how do you know whether or not you have kept them? In stead of “I’ll pray more”, how about “I’ll pray at least once a day/week”?

    • Thank you for the tip. Also, I suppose ‘walk more’ might be too general too. It should say walk 10/15 mintues per day or something like that.

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