Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

I have been thinking a lot about New Year's resolutions. I don't usually make them because I know I won't keep them. I think I need to start doing what a motivational speaker that I heard last year said. He said instead of setting goals, make promises to yourself. We all know that goals, resolutions and other things of this nature are things that we subconsciously set ourselves up to fail or not accomplish, but when we make promises to ourselves or others we do everything within our power to keep that promise. A promise calls into question the person's character not just what they will do.

I want to be a person that makes promises to God as well as myself. I am scared to make Him a promise. What if I don't keep it. What if I am too lazy to accomplish what I promised? I don't want my character to be tarnished by my failings. I care too much about myself and my comfort to do what I should. I want to be a person that will keep on keeping on spite of things and that is not easy sometimes to do.

Please Lord help me be the kind of child that will do what I should and promise what I should do. I want to be a child that glorifies you.

Blessings in Christ,