This is the time of year when people are discussing their resolutions, right?
Personally, I think that deciding what you’re gonna do (or not do) for an *entire year* is putting a bit more stress on you than you deserve. Or is even realistic. *Especially* since the Word, which is God (John 1:1), tells us “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1-NKJV) and “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34-NKJV)
Also, personal experience has taught me that, in making a life change, it’s not really wise to try and remove something from your life without making a concerted effort to replace it with something else. Therefore, rather than simply asking what your New (Calendar) Year Resolution is, the Question of the Week is this:
“In 2012, what do you want more of? What do you want less of? In your life?” AND “What steps are you putting in place to make that happen? TODAY?”
Whether it’s related to getting free from a porn or sex addiction, being more loving and gentle with yourself or your spouse, becoming more patient, embarking on forgiving someone in your past who has harmed you…taking better care of yourself—emotionally, physically, *spiritually*, there is a great article entitled, “11 Tips on Setting Goals and Achieving Them” that’s worth checking out and *spiritually* here’s an even better verse to keep close:
“He’ll say, ‘Attention, Israel. In a few minutes you’re going to do battle with your enemies. Don’t waver in resolve. Don’t fear. Don’t hesitate. Don’t panic. God, your God, is right there with you, fighting with you against your enemies, fighting to win.'”—Deuteronomy 20:3-4(Message)
Would love to hear where your head’s at. Chances are, you are not alone!
In the meantime, strive to simply do *today* well.
After all, that’s all God really asks of us.