People love to make new years resolutions and before the month of January ends they break them, while others will stick it out until the summer. However, by the end of the year it’s all in the garbage or out the door. Steve Harvey said his grandmother or his mother always said, “If you want to make God laugh then tell Him your plans.” Which is true and Biblical, because Isaiah 55:8-9 says,”For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord.” If you read further, the verse talks about how the distance between our thoughts and God’s thoughts are not even close. Therefore, you better seek God and ask Him what is His new years resolution for you.
Most people fail to realize that God told us in Jeremiah 29:11,”For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord…” Do you know the plans He has for you? Is your new years resolutions your plans or His? Is it your will or His will? Are they your desires or His desires? How do you know what will happen tomorrow? So what are you planning? (Read James 4:13-17) Did you know that your steps are ordered by the Lord? It says so in Psalm 37:23, so you should be seeking His new years resolution for your life and not your hidden agenda, not your hidden plans, not your resolutions; don’t forget that your plans and ways are not like His, as I mentioned earlier. Your resolution should line up with God’s plans for you, which will be better than your own plans.
So this year don’t make your own resolutions for the new year, but seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, as it says in Matthew 6:33 and allow God to add the husband, the job, the house, the car, the dog and even the boat if it’s what your heart desires. Is there anything too hard for God (Jeremiah 32:27) or are you one of the folks Jesus was referring to when He said, “Oh ye of little faith.”(Matthew 6:30)
No my friends this is not impossible, listen to what Matthew 19:26 says, “But Jesus looked at them and said to them,’With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” So lets trust God with our new years resolutions, because He is the only one who knows the future.
This new years allow God to make your resolutions, and seek Him for His will, and ways Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to, Trust in the Lord with all our heart; and don’t rely on our own understanding, but instead acknowledge Him in all our ways so that He can direct our paths. Proverbs 16:3-9, Psalm 37:23, and Jeremiah 10:23 and many more scriptures all point to God as the one who will direct us into the future. Do you know Him or want to know Him?
Go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. Don’t stop there, find a God-fearing, Jesus and Bible believing, Holy Spirit lead church and attend for spiritual nurturing. Study to show yourself that you are approved unto God a workman that needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth and most importantly shuns profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodliness (2 Timothy 2:15-16). May God give everyone who reads this the spiritual necessities to receive this word in Jesus name, Amen.
Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God, our Savior, be glory, honor, praise and thanks for using me to write this message to you. Let all those who have ears to hear, hear what the Lord has to say. To Him be majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever more, Amen.