Do we need this end of 2017 any New Year’s ” resolution ” ? – In other words: the act of resolving, or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc…When you make a resolution, you decide to try very hard to do something for your ” personal ” vow to come through.
Tomorrow, many millions of people will make a New Year’s resolution ( or two or three ) that they won’t keep. Still, despite the ritual’s repeated failings. We keep trying this yearly tradition, which dates as far back as Ancient Rome , is a reminder that humans can’t stop believing in new beginnings. Why we keep making resolutions – and why they’re so hard to follow – We usually focus on goals or tasks that we haven’t been able to achieve over the past year “ you are making it your New Year’s goal, because you keep failing at it “. The other terrible thing about New Year’s resolutions, is that making them requires no action. They make the intention now, but they don’t do anything. And people love that this phenomenon – using how we feel in the moment to predict how we will feel in the future at the hour of action; is called effective forecasting.
The Bible says in the Book of 2 Timothy 2: 15 ” Do your best to win full approval in God’s sight, as a worker who is not ashamed of his work, one who correctly teaches the message of God’s truth. ” – It is easy to forget God’s presence and power when we face uncertain and difficult times. Our faith falters and we doubt that God is with us ( Emmanuel ). Sometimes even doubting that He is real, and who He says He is God, and knew that we would struggle with unbelief and has spoken reassuring words to us through the Bible.
1 Thessalonians 2: 13 ” And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted; it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. ” – We need absolutely one thing in 2018 to ” .. struggle and work hard, because we have placed our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all and especially of those who believe.” 1 Timothy 4: 10.