For many years I have done two things at the end of the year. The first has always been cleaning. I have always cleaned out my storage or closets and tried to make changes in my life for the next year. I’ve seen the many post online and social media, “Whats your New Year Resolution?”
What is a New Years Resolution? Mostly it is what people decide to change about themselves or their surroundings for the upcoming year. And mostly they fail at keeping those Resolutions. This year I decided not to make any resolutions. I mean don’t get me wrong, I want to lose some weight, I want to work on some key parts of my life, I want to make some changes, but why?
What I have decided to do is just keep my original promise. One that I made years ago. The promise to live for Christ. With that all the changes I need to make or would like to make, He will make for me. For He knows what needs to be done. There is no need to give a Resolution to make a change when the change needs to be made between Him and me.
We seem to fall away from Him when life is hard, when life is good we forget about Him. It is only when life has no meaning that we seek Him. Instead of a Resolution we should be seeking His Resolution for us. His meaning for us to change and His meaning for us to live for Him. Because it only through Him do we truly live. So many have a hard time devoting time to Him, changing for Him, accepting His need of Love from us. I once heard a sermon that asked, why can’t we give 1 hour a week for Him, when we give so many more hours to other things in our lives. He asks for more than an hour, but one hour a week is where it starts.
So this year, I put back on my full Armor of God and begin the journey I started so many years ago. To go forth into the world to make disciples of those that I meet. To show the world that God does exist, that He lives within all of us, whether we believe in Him or not, He believes in us. That He has a purpose for all of us, whether we seek His purpose, He will continue to use us and those around us for His purpose. To be the one that moves forward when He calls, to be the one that raises his hand and says, I will go forth, I will walk with you as you walk with me. The most inspirational thing I get when reading the Bible is the many times that the words, “I AM, ” are used by Jesus. It is Jesus declaring over and over again the He is everything to this world.
So to those out that seeking His wisdom, He is waiting for your words. For those that are unsure, He is never unsure. For those that doubt His love, He will never doubt you or the great things you can do.
Have a great and wonderful year. Make it a year for Him. Live for Him. Seek Him!!!!