Before you make any resolves for the new year, find a why worthy of change. Too many resolutions are lukewarm and bear some ironic resemblance to our dominant problem in life, i.e. our unwillingness to exercise our liberty to gain true freedom, passion, and purpose. In other words, the change we seek to make is not the change we need to make. We usually settle for resolutions that draw others’ curiosity and admiration to ourselves. What we should strive for are resolutions that draw others’ curiosity to God’s grace and worthiness. We should desire others to think … Someone who lives like that must know something about life, about passion and pain, about God that I don’t yet know. I want to know what they know and love like they love. A resolution that draws others in like that is a why worthy of change.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. And I urge you to keep things simple.
The essence of this commitment is this: In His will is my peace. Contrast that with what usually happens: In my self-will is my turbluance, my lack of peace.
Confusion of vocation is one of the great troubles on earth. We are each called to be something, but we’re doing something else.
How to find a why worthy of change? Commit to a daily habit of spending 15-minutes in God’s word. The Family Wins devotional is an easy and impactful way to do that. Additionally, the book, Craft Your Calling, is an easy read designed for people who have trouble finishing books. It will prepare you for a journey to craft your calling, i.e. a worthy occupation where one derives meaning.
Desire. Passion. Purpose. When the Lord puts fire in your belly and a call on your life, quitting isn’t an option. But if you persist, it’s because of His grace. You can’t claim credit for it. He does it in you and through you by the power of the Holy Spirit. Your part is to just do what He tells you to do.
But even doing big things for God often results from following simple, though not always easy, habits daily. Moving 1% forward every day adds up over time. Moreover, the biggest dreams can be fulfilled in keeping one simple command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
A why worthy of change will be found in serving others with neighborly love.