Its Resolution Time
Man, I hate (maybe a strong word) this time of year. Not the new year, or the end of the past year, but the resolution part.
So where did New Year's resolutions come from and why do you almost feel guilty if you don't make them? But not so guilty if you don't keep them after a month?
Interestingly enough, according to several online sources, one being History.com, the act of resolutions began with the Babylonians about 4000 years ago. Man, that's a lot of failed promises! At their new year, which was in mid-March, the Pagans would make promises to their gods, that they would return the things that they had borrowed and repay the loans they had received.
Now, of course, we celebrate the New year on January 1st, and most people choose to eat better and work out more. This is good but it sure makes working out at the gym a lot more crowded for a few months. Unfortunately, many waver in their resolutions.
I too, many times have wavered in my resolutions. Until I realized something, to make a real difference in our lives, we can't just make resolutions, we need to change.
Change is way different. It is when you decide to BE different. That comes from a decision and action to create new habits.
Life change is what most of us need. We will never get slimmer, or stronger, faster or healthier, or for that matter closer to God, become better spouses, friends, parents or leaders, until we change.
Journey with me this year, as we change. Not just for health physically, but mentally and Spiritually. Let's become better together. Join me here.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Today, ask God to come into your life. Pray that His Spirit will live in you and help to create lasting change. A New You.
Today I am reading Matthew 4-7, and Psalms 107.
Join me if you like.
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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