There is a better alternative to making New Year’s resolutions. We tend to make New Year’s resolutions that are not realistic. We say we are going to do something that is far beyond our ability. Some of us are not committed to doing what it takes to make those resolutions come true.
When the resolutions are not manifested into the physical, we become depressed and give up. We become so frustrated we go into a bigger slump than before.
How many resolutions did you make last year that you gave up on long before the year ended?
Most resolutions are made in response to something negative; such as a bad habit. It is almost impossible to change that negative into a positive without strong commitment and determination. It is always easier to move toward something rather than away from something. In order for a resolution to work, you must move beyond the resolution itself by realizing the resolution is just part of your bigger dream.
Resolutions oftentimes don’t work because the focus is on only one area of your life, or you make unrelated resolutions. Develop a life plan that involves all areas of your life. If you must make a resolution, make one with measurable results. This will give you an incentive to keep moving forward. If you are making a resolution, it is apparent you recognize you need to make a change or set goals.
A Better Alternative to Making New Year’s Resolutions
Here is a better and more powerful method to setting goals for change. Instead of making resolutions (representing the law), make affirmations (representing God’s grace).
Make affirmations instead of making New Year’s resolutions.
Affirmations are more powerful, more meaningful, and they don’t happen in the future. They are already established principles that are available, but you MUST affirm them. God is NOT involved in most resolutions. God is the power behind affirmations that line up with His word.
Most resolutions do not involve God. A resolution is something that a person tries to accomplish on his own. A resolution is usually stated as a future event: “I will quit smoking.” “I will lose weight.” “I will get a better job.” The focus is on YOU and what you WILL do. You are powerless to MAKE anything happen on your own. An affirmation is an already established principle that God has ordained and the universe honors.
Don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Affirm instead!