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Why I Don’t Believe In New Year’s Resolutions

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, “It will be happier.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

I hate New Year’s resolutions. Honestly, it’s pretty ridiculous…Shouldn’t we constantly be challenging ourselves, evolving, and living with intentionality every day, not just waiting for January to get our act together?

Resolutions say, “I want to ______.” Choices don’t need words; choices are actions that take place all year, not just in January.

Whether it’s losing weight, pursuing your dream job, seeking help for your disorder, or working on better relationships, those resolutions are moment-by-moment decisions, not only once a year.

Our dreams don’t create themselves, nor does anything else in this life. We create who we become tomorrow by the choices we make today.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

Life does throw us curve balls to which we have zero control. Tragedy and pain visit us all, no matter your social or financial status. Yet, even in the midst of the broken seasons, we still have choices to make about who we will become next.

Will we choose to seek healing?

What will be our response to the tragedy we face?

Are we going to continue to take risks to achieve the dreams God has placed on our hearts, even when we have failed?

As we enter the New Year, I challenge you to throw aside resolutions; instead, I dare you to make daily choices that go well beyond January to create a better future.

Who will you become in 2017?