This Year Will Be Different!

This You Tube video skit is put together by the Skit Guys. They focus on the promise that many of us make… “This year will be different; I’ll keep my New Years resolutions this year (unlike in previous years).” We believe that we can all relate to the things the Skit Guys bring out, along with the others who are presented on this timely video.

So, what is it with you? Is it weigh loss, or weight gain? Are you looking to be better about being on time? Or it may be that you need to be more patient with a spouse who is never on time. Is it about spending habits, or addiction problems. Or do you get too irritated at your spouse and/or children? The list of possibilities goes on and on. Whatever it is, as it’s pointed out, “Goals have to be set.”

But as they point out in the skit, there is also a spiritual component here. It’s not a matter of just mentally “muscling up” and trying to make ourselves “do thing better.” It’s especially relevant to know that applying our will power alone rarely works.

This Year Will Be Different?

If you find yourself in this place where you know you need to “do better” in some area of your life, and you want this year to be different… please look to God. Most importantly, lean into Him and His ways, not your own ways of approaching New Years resolutions. Above all, here is a good prayer to start you on your way. It was written by David, and can be found in Psalm 139:23-24. Lean into God, pray for His will and His strength, starting with confession and reflection:

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


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