It’s hard to believe that another year is here already! I want to become a better follower of Jesus in this New Year. How about you?
Someone has said of New Year’s Resolutions: “One resolve is like another — in one year and out the other!” I believe in New Year’s Resolutions IF they are seen as promises which we seek to develop into habits. We are creatures of habit, so we are told. And I want to work on ten specific habits this year to go deeper in my life with Jesus and with others.
Someone named Dr. Rob Gilbert said of habits; “First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” The noted spiritual leader Thomas à Kempis said: “Blessed is the man who can set aside all distraction . . . Act with courage, for habit is broken by habit.”
Here are the ten habits I want to work on in this New Year: Getting into God’s Word, Getting Serious about Prayer, Developing an Attitude of Thankfulness, Practicing Solitude, Sharing Jesus with Others, Growing in My Friendship Skills, Being Quick to Forgive, Cultivating a Spirit of Submission, Being Willing to Apologize, and Evaluating My Progress. WHEW! That’s a lot to work on. But He is a Savior who is worthy of all my effort.
How about you? What are you going to work on this year?