One of my new year resolutions a few years ago was to join a gym and begin the “healthy and fit lifestyle.” So, I enrolled at a local gym with my new gym gear. When I got to the gym, I noticed that it was really crowded, and I could hardly find a free training equipment. The training instructor, my gym tour guide at the time passed a comment which has stayed with me till this day. He said, “The Gym is usually full at this time of the year, January. In March things would have evened out, as they’ll be fewer people”. He implied that most of the people in the gym at that time were mostly people who had made the “New Year’ resolution to be fit”, but they would slowly throw in the towel when the excitement had died down and they were faced with the mundane daily exercise schedule. Needless to say, I stopped attending the gym after a few times due to the rigour involved. I was one of “those New Years’ resolution people”.
The morale of my story is that we often make new years resolutions to study the bible more, pray more, ……. the list goes on and find out that we are not able to stick to our decisions and desires. This is often because we try to do it in our own strength. However, God states in the bible, in Zechariah 4:6, “…. Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty”. Let’s depend on the Holy Spirit to help us keep to our God centred new years resolution and I am sure, we won’t be like “those New Years resolution people” who give up after a few months.
Have a great month ahead.