The Christmas season has come to an end, and now we’re in the time of New Year’s and making resolutions. What’s interesting about resolutions, is 92% of resolutions fail. After thinking about that statistic, I thought to myself, “who cares if your resolution fails?”
There’s something to be said that we try and make good traditions and spiritual disciplines in our life. They may be hard to keep, but they are good goals to strive for. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For the spirit of God doesn’t make us timid, but rather gives us power, love and self discipline.” What I love about that verse, is even if I take two, three, or four steps in a new tradition or spiritual discipline this year and fail, I’m still two, three, four steps ahead and can pick up and start again.
A simple resolution I want to start this year, is to turn off my cell phone on Monday nights during family night and spend the evening with my family. I find myself looking at my phone far too much these days, and I want to be more present with my family. Even if I fail and things don’t go as planned, it doesn’t mean I’m out. It means that I just start over. We might fail, but we have to pick ourselves up and keep walking towards Jesus.
I hope you can find something meaningful and attainable to set as your New Year’s resolution this year. Don’t be upset if you fail. The key is to keep walking towards Jesus at the end of the day. Happy New Year from Gold Creek Community Church!
Check out the Gold Creek Community Church Pinterest page for some ideas of New Year’s Resolutions to try this New Year.