For many people January is the worst month of the year. We eat too much at Christmas, we have to pay for all the gifts we bought, we look at what went bad in the year before and try to do something about it for the start of January and we end up failing miserably. Yes, I’m talking about new years resolutions.
“A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.” Wikipedia
We all start out with things we plan to do to achieve a new and improved you. Some of you might’ve wanted to lose a few pounds, stop smoking, cut out chocolate, read your bible more or spend more time with family and if that’s you, then well done, but statistically speaking, as the end of January approaches most of us have already given up our new years resolutions.
My new years resolution was (and still is) to get fit. I am really proud of myself to say that I’m still attending the gym and eating much better, but it’s been really hard. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to give up, you will find it hard. I was a bit of a soda junkie. I would destroy far too many sodas in just one day. It’s not healthy.
I was sitting in my house watching TV and I could see my belly popping out. That was the moment I decided that I needed to do something about this and told my wife right away and she’s been helping me. Why do I want to be healthy? Honestly, I want to have children at some point soon and I want to know that I can run around the park with my children, teach their football team and do everything without any limitations. I needed to do better.
I’m sure for some of you decided that this year was going to be the year when you’d stop consuming porn and beat it. I’m praying that you’ve been able to do it, but I know already of many people who’ve lost that battle.
There’s been a couple moments this month when I’ve wanted to have a huge plate of ribs or bust open a nice large Mt Dew but my wife’s been there to cheer me on and encourage me to keep going. With that being said, if you’ve lost your battle and don’t have anyone there to cheer you on then XXXChurch has some amazing accountability/ support groups starting in February.
When it comes to habits and addictions you have to realize that you can’t do it alone. You need people to pick you up in the difficult times but also people to cheer you on in the good times.
If you are committed to kick this habit that seems to be keeping you down, why not head over to the page and start the process to become healthy and walk in the true calling that God has for you.