New Year's Unresolved Issues

Happy new year! I'm excited about 2008. I'm going to be a father again, we'll finally be moving into a house, and our pastoral team at the church is expecting great things for the new year.
When I think of new year's, I think of new year's resolutions. I love the idea of resolutions, because it means people actually are taking an honest look at themselves, and deciding to become better. To become better is to examine one's self, and identify areas of improvement. This is exactly what God wants us to do.

"Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD."
-Lamentations 3:40 niv

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves."
-II Corinthians 13:5 niv

The bad thing about resolutions is that we make far more resolutions than actual changes. That's when resolutions become unresolved issues. We tend to not follow through with them, and the more we experience that, the less we make resolutions over the years. This is not good, considering that we need to improve.
In short, let's make resolutions this year. What can I do better? Where can I improve? I invite you to comment on this blog, if you know me, to point out improvements that maybe I wouldn't identify, but be nice. Let's make a goal to look back a year from now, and see improvement.

Here's a list of common new year's resolutions for 2008: (www.new-years-eve.net)
1. Spend more time with your family, your friends and, in general, the ones you love.
2. Hit the gym, eat healthier, get fit and quit smoking and drinking.
3. Get organized and out of debts
4. Free yourself of so many e-mail accounts and visit your friends more instead of using so much the instant messengers

Here's my list:
1. Be a more patient and better father and husband.
2. Lose weight, eat healthy, and get in better shape.
3. Improve as a Spirit-led worship leader.
4. Learn how to play bar chords.(I know, very pathetic)

What's your list?

1 comment:

Matt W. said...

I have to agree that taking a hard look at yourself is a good thing, just that we shouldn't only do it once a year, it needs to be a continual process. I think the problem with New Year Resolutions is that many people (and I'm not saying you specifically) tend to veiw them as nothing more that tradition, and, as such, aren't serious when they make them, and then don't stick to them.

Anyway, about your list... eathing healthy and getting in better shape are good things... but where are you going to lose weight from??? I know where I can lose it from, but you? I'm confused. :o)