New Year’s Day; the day that we decide that for the next year we will work out a minimum of 3 hours a day, learn how to speak french, earn a doctorate of philosophy and begin preparing for our gold medal run in the Olympics. Resolutions are evil. Let’s face it, if you are not working out regularly now, what are the chances of becoming a marathon runner by February? But still we all fall for it, me included.
This year, why don’t we make a different kind of goal? How about, instead of becoming a cheap version of our heros, we simply become a better version of ourselves? A more do-able and noble goal would be to mend a broken relationship or vow to do your devos every day faithfully or just be a more kind rush-hour driver. I think the world probably has enough high-jumpers and stuffy professors but not nearly enough faithful witnesses to the faith we all claim to be so dedicated to on Sunday mornings.
Personally, my “resolutions” this year are to have daily personal and couples devos, spend more time with family, a few other private goals,….and lose 20lbs….yeah, I know the last one sounds like one of those typical resolutions that I just bashed but hey, at least I only fell for one of them!