I have never been a big believer in New Year’s resolutions. If something needs to be done – then do it now! However, what I do like about New Year’s resolutions is that they can focus our “intentions.” Nothing gets done without INTENT. There is zero chance I will ever get into shape without first intending to.
Unfortunately, I can relate to the gentleman who went to the doctor for his annual physical. The doctor looked at the number on the scale and said, “Well, well… It seems your weight is perfect. You just happen to be 11 feet too short.”
It has been said that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” But it would be more accurate to say “the road to hell is paved with NO intentions.”
In this new year, I encourage you to live with INTENTION about the things in life that are most important. Make plans to take better care of yourself and your relationships. Make it your intention to attend worship regularly and become a more active part of the body of Christ. Even better, pray that God will help you to fulfill your intentions.
Intention + Prayer + Commitment = a truly happy new year.