Saturday, December 31, 2011
Here it is, the end of 2011. This is the time of year when everyone starts talking about making resolutions...things they want to do or do differently or do better in the new year.
Let me ask you something. Do you make resolutions? The most common resolutions are lose weight, exercise more, eat better, watch less TV, spend more time with family. And how long do you keep them? Have you ever lasted more than a couple of months? A few people make it all the way into February, but most don't even last 2 weeks.
I think the reason we don't keep these resolutions is we try to do it on our own. By our own power. With our own strength. Have you prayed about them? Are you trusting God to get you through the tough times?
Before you make any resolutions this year, I'd like to ask you to pray for guidance. Ask for God to reveal his purpose for your life. Then go after that! I guarantee if you surrender to His will for you, you will succeed!
Psalm 37:4 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
And if the going gets tough remember this...
2 Corinthians 12:9 "...My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness..."
Only when you surrender everything in your life to God and His perfect plans, will you find happiness...not when you lose weight or eat better or start exercising or even when you spend more time with your family. He has great plans for you...Are you ready?
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
Love you all and Happy New Year!