Having A New Year’s Resolution is like establishing ”objectives” for successful change.
Any type of change will always cost you something, if it isn't monetary, it will be in time, energy and creativity.
The truth is this:
If change doesn’t cost you anything, it isn't really change.
First change must happen within you, before it can begin around you.
Here’s a very special New Year’s Resolution I’d like to share with you which will in deed bring about change.
A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
…like Paul, forget those things which are behind and press forward;
…like David, lift up mine eyes unto the hills from which comes my help;
…like Abraham, trust implicitly in my God;
…like Enoch, walk in daily fellowship with my Heavenly Father;
…like Jehoshaphat, prepare my heart to seek God;
…like Moses, choose rather to suffer than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
…like Daniel, commune with God at all times;
…like Job, be patient under all circumstances;
…like Caleb and Joshua, refuse to be discouraged because of superior numbers;
…like Joseph, turn my back to all destructive advances;
…like Gideon, advance even though my friends be few,
…like Aaron and Hur, uphold the hands of my Spiritual Leaders;
…like Isaiah, consecrate myself to do God’s work;
…like Andrew, strive to lead my brother to a closer walk with Christ;
…like John, lean upon the bosom of the Master and imbibe of His Spirit;
…like Stephen, manifest a forgiving spirit toward all who seek my hurt;
…like Timothy, study the Word of God;
…like the Heavenly Host, proclaim the message of peace on earth and good will toward all men;
…like my LORD HIMSELF, overcome all earthly allurements by refusing to succumb to their enticements.
Realizing that I cannot hope to achieve these objectives by my own strength. I will rely upon Christ, for;
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”–Philippians 4:13
We may be resistant to change, as well as, resistant to making a New Year’s Resolution, but we have the ability to bring about change because we have Christ living within us.
“At first people refuse to believe that a strange thing can be done, and then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be don—-then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”—Frances Hodgson Burnett
Having a New Year’s Resolution, such as the one above will not only bring about positive changes in your life, but in the lives of others as well.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014
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Loved reading your post Angela, thanks for sharing and will share for you.
Thank you DeAnn, Terri and Timothy. Truly appreciate all of your comments. God Bless you. Have an awesome day.
Thanks Angela,I share on my Facebook page at Inspiration From Above
Good stuff Angela, your wisdom is showing. I have shared on Google Plus for more to read. Have a great new year.
Hi Angela, very good PR, enjoyed reading, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful beautiful bless day, may the good Lord bless you thru the yr