Happy New Year!
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Did you promise yourself to exercise more? Eat less? Save more and spend less? I make only one New Year’s resolution every year and break it as I make it. I resolve to not make any New Year’s resolutions this year. Why are we compelled on this day to make promises to ourselves? What makes us think that the next 365 days will bring a happiness and success that the last 365 days lacked? In the past, I also did the New Year’s resolution thing. I’d promised myself that I would lose weight, be happier or at least less depressed, or more financially secure and every year, I failed miserably. I believe I failed for two reasons: 1) Because changing the number on the end of the date just isn’t a good enough reason to base major life changes on and 2) I was relying on my own will and its insufficient power to overcome my present nature.
I pray that 2010 be a very good year for you. May you be filled with God’s presence and your relationship with him deepen over the next 365 days and may you gain every good thing you desire in your surrender to the Lord.
About the picture:
Pittsburgh, PA (December 2009)