The old year has passed and the new begun. As is tradition, many people make resolutions only to break them within weeks. I want to get in shape. I want to spend less money. I’ll spend more time reading the Bible. And the list goes on and on. I’ve never really been a fan of resolutions, mostly because I know deep down that I won’t carry them out. I can say I plan to spend more time in scripture and in prayer, but honestly, That will last what? A few days? Weeks maybe? And then I’ll go back to my routine. I have a friend who said to honestly ask God to change me and he would. I tried that for a while some years ago. It didn’t work out so hot. In fact, it left be bitter and resentful. Thankfully I eventually realized I can’t make God do my bidding and learned that that was absolutely for the best.

So, New Year’s resolutions are bunk and I can’t force God fix my flaws. Where does that leave me? It leaves me with faith. And faith is a wonderful thing to be left with. With faith, I no longer have to worry about relying on myself and the struggles of everyday life. I can rely on Christ. When I rely on Christ and not on myself, that is such a huge weight off my mind. With weight off my mind, I can let go of distractions that hinder me. Without distractions, I can do all those so called resolutions like they’re a normal everyday thing. Eating better, exercising, prayer, Bible study, etc, is no longer a chore but a blessing. To hell with resolutions, I have faith in Christ and I don’t need anything more than that.

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