I generally avoid making official New Year’s resolutions, for various reasons, but I guess it boils down to the fact that I don’t want to make a commitment if there is a chance I won’t keep it. I’m fairly serious about making commitments, which ironically makes me wary of making them, which probably comes across as having a fear of commitment. At any rate, I think the only types of commitment I want to make should be God-inspired because goodness knows I don’t have the will power to stick to changes without His help.
I took Callie for a walk a little while ago and felt gentle nudgings of what I suspect to be a certain Holy Spirit, quietly pointing out that I’ve been a tad bit selfish with a couple different situations of late. This is really funny since I have been praying “not my will, but Yours be done,” which doesn’t really match up with “but I want it my way.” So I am resolving (with the help of divine intervention) to match my attitude with my prayers and to have the trust in God that needs to accompany them. After all, what good is it to pray for His will to be done in my life if I’m not really trusting that things will work out as I think they should? If things worked out how I thought they should, think of all the things I would miss out on!
And so I wish you a happy New Year! May you and I both make (and with His help, keep) resolutions this year for God’s good purpose and glory.