I found my way downstairs at 7:20 this morning to visit with my mom a little before all the younger ones woke up. In the few short minutes we had before heading upstairs once again, our discussions ranged from 20 hour road trips and Arizona weather to 2012 and New Year’s resolutions.
My mom explained how she still needed to sit down and get some thoughts prepared for the new year.
I announced that I would no longer be making my typical new years resolutions.
Don’t ask why I prepare new year resolutions like clockwork the last week of December. Reasons unknown, I do it anyway. And every year, last week of December, I recall how badly those aforementioned resolutions went. For example, I cannot even recall this year’s resolution, with the exception of one.
In light of that, I am completely revamping my resolution making process for the year 2012.
Each ‘resolution’ I choose for 2012 will be a Scripture verse/passage. Like this:
- Psalm 5:3–In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. (Begin every day with morning prayer.)
- Hebrews 3:13–But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Encourage another believer each day.)
Every December, I get excited about the upcoming year. But this year I’m even more excited than normal!
What do you think? Do you make New Year’s resolutions?