As we begin the second week of the new year, many people’s new year’s resolutions will have come to a resolute failure. Perhaps this is the reason why I decided not to make any new year’s resolutions this year. I’ve often set out to complete a task or a goal for the week, month or year and failed one time after another. There may be several reasons for my failure, but I think the following text sums up the biggest reason why I and many others have failed in our personal attempts to change ourselves.
But you never ask for help from the One who did all this.You never considered the One who planned this long ago.
The reason for our failure: we live as Christian atheists–nominal Christians who disregard God. When we begin a project or set up a goal or objective, do we take God’s will for our lives into consideration, or is it our will alone that we care about? And once we set out to achieve this goal, do we ask God to guide us the whole way through? Or do we find ourselves, as a thousand others have, desperately looking for ways to clean up the mess we’ve made? The reason we failed was because we tried to be our own god, trying to take matters into our own hands, feeling fully capable of carrying out the project on our own. We thought we could do it ourselves without God’s help. All the while, He was waiting to help us, to show us the way, to lead us to greener pastures. Have we been disregarding God? Our challenge for this year is to allow God to work through us and to perfect His will in our lives. Are you willing to let go and let God? He’s never failed before!
In Christ Alone,