How Are Your Resolutions Going?

Pastor Mitch McDonald, Sun Lakes Community Church

Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? How are you doing them?

It seems that resolutions, or to be more specific, New Year’s resolutions, have always been a part of life. There is something fresh and redeeming about the thought of starting over. In the 21st century, we may call it rebooting, restarting, refreshing, resetting, reestablishing, or picking up again, but for the sake of words we are used to using, let’s go with resolution. A resolution is defined as a firm decision to do or not to do something particularly stated or established.

So, as we started 2022, did you think about or make any resolutions? What were your intentions? What did you aim to accomplish? What aspirations did you put before you? Did you have a plan? If you follow God, did you seriously think about what commitments God might have you make for this year?

American revivalist, philosopher, and theologian Jonathan Edwards once said, “Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.”

Losing weight is important. More exercise is a necessity. Reading more books in any given year is never bad. But it’s not too late to consider what is truly most important. Just because it is now February doesn’t mean you can’t resolve to live out what is most important in your life. And as Edwards reminds us, even if no one else does, we still can.