New Years Resolutions Are Old

It’s 25 days Christmas, and many of you are probably in your local council-run leisure centre on the treadmill sweating away wishing you hadn’t eaten quite so many mince pies. That’s my usual New Year’s position and also a part of my resolution to shed the winter weight. Why do I do it each year? Partly because I want to get fit for a summer of sport and because the month of January always feels like a time of renewal.

Well, that’s an exaggeration, lots of people hold the premise that if you don’t make a New Year’s Resolution, then there is nothing to fail at. It’s precisely that thought that allowed me to make the connection with faith. Christianity is all about the constant relationship and journey to become better. It’s a process of two steps forward, two steps back (or hopefully one step back).

Did people 2000 years ago do this, probably not I think, they would have better things to do, like surviving and keeping their head down.

Inevitably, most people break their New Year’s Resolutions, the motivation and positivity fade away. Does this mean we’ve admitted we are lazy, that we’re failures at holding our nerves be that a getting fit, abstaining from certain foods or helping others? Perhaps not.

Slipping up gives you the chance to start over with a clean slate.

Ashley Stewart, a Texas-based NASM certified personal trainer.

And that’s the big point when it comes to looking at our relationship with God, we keep coming back, renewing, trying, failing and ultimately trying again. Who knows how many New Year’s Resolutions have been broken and got old – it doesn’t matter because, it’s a statement of where the heart is, it’s the desire to seek God. He sees that and loves it.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galations chapter 6, verse 9

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