We’re about to start a new year (just in time some might say). This is normally when we all start making resolutions for the coming year. I had many possibilities to choose from: lose some weight, exercise more, write more, worry less, and reaching out to some people I love were among my top considerations. But then it occurred to me not to make any resolutions at all. Why? Because resolutions are flawed. Just look at the definition of the word “resolve”:
As verb, to resolve means to decide firmly on a course of action, to make up one’s mind or to make a decision. As a noun it is a firm determination to do something.
While there’s nothing wrong with being determined or decisive, I think I’ve reached a point in my life where I need more than my own will power. I need God’s power in my life. I’ve seen the limits of my own determination while God’s power has no limitations.
God’s word says we can do all things through Him who gives us strength (Phil. 4:13). The sad truth is that even though we can, most of us don’t. The larger context of that verse is about enduring hardships. If I’m being honest, I tend to face all challenges in my own strength. Doing this tends to make my obstacles even bigger because I inevitably reach the end of my strength.
Thus, my un-resolution this year is to rely on Christ more, if not for everything. I want to experience Christ’s power and strength in my life.
In short, I want more of Him and less of me. I also wish the same for you.
Happy New Year! God bless you.