It is THAT time of the year again. You know, the time we each look at ourselves and say “I need to be doing more of_____ .” Whether our New Year’s resolution is weight loss, stopping a bad habit or just generally trying to live longer—we all have them. We may not tell a soul about them or we may ask everyone to hold us accountable for our actions, but we all have a New Year’s resolution.
As a general rule, this is how we approach our Resolution. We are fired up on January 1st. We work hard to reach this goal seemingly in one day (we will never reach it in one day). For many of us, our zeal burns out by January 10th. What happened in those days between January 1stand January 10th? The answer is LIFE! Life happens and we push our Resolution aside or “skip it” that day. This in turn allows us to feel good about “skipping it” tomorrow. And that leads to forgetting about it and just going back to my comfortable rut.
Now turn your attention to a Spiritual New Year’s Resolution. We actually all have, or should have, those too. Is your Resolution to read through the Bible this year, pray more intently or be a better Bible student? Before we go through the same pattern of how we lose focus, allow me to ask you one question. What is your game plan for success? How will you fulfill your New Year’s Resolution-spiritually speaking?
Your target date should be January 22nd. We are told it takes us 21 days to form a habit. Make God a habit in your life in 2021. Find a place for Him.