Making New Year's Resolutions Last

Updated: Aug 19

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Was it to exercise, eat less, rest more, pray more? I wonder if it lasted. Often, they don’t seem to. For me 2020 helped me recognise the importance of time with people I care for and the need to put in quality time with them. But I wonder, will you and I slip back into our busy and fast paced life, pre-Covid pandemic? Oh, to somehow find peace in the busyness of life!

Jesus said He wants to give us His peace as we hand over our worries for Him deal with (See John 14:27 & 1 Peter 5:7). Sounds so good doesn’t it? Mostly, we know it, but it seems difficult to do practically. Instead, we try to be everything to everyone. This is impossible and only causes us internal stress. Whilst we are running around chasing our tails, busy, tired and ineffective the devil laughs, and God waits for us to wake up and work on our internal growth.