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#20 Resolutions What They Reveal About You -Podcast

Your New Years resolutions might actually say more about you than you think!

In this episode of Now is the Time I talk about 4 truths that our resolutions reveal about ourselves and I focus on 2 tips that have helped me make good resolutions.

I also talk about what we’ve been up to over the holidays!

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What resolutions reveal about you

  • They reveal your failures.
  • They reveal that you don’t control everything.
  • They reveal that you need help.
  • They reveal possible idols.

Resolution tips

  • Attach a deeper meaning and purpose to every resolution or goal.
  • Attach an external reason for every internal resolution.

Examples

  • Resolution -Run 20 miles a week.
    • Purpose -I want to glorify God with my body and ensure that I am healthy enough to serve God for a long time
  • Resolution -Read 1 book a week.
    • Purpose -I want to use the mind God gave me to bless others and I can’t do that if I’m not continually learning through reading.
  • Resolution -Spend more time with family.
    • Purpose -I want to lead my family towards a strong relationship with God and I can’t do that if I don’t spend time with them.

Don’t forget

Our ultimate goal and prize is Jesus!

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus! Philippians 3:14

Links

Christmas Eve chalk drawing and reading

Top 10 resolutions for 2014

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Question: What have you learned from your resolutions?

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  • Attaching a purpose will also reveal the motives of our heart. That’s a great concept. When those motives are selfish it’s hard to hide them. Deeper meanings come when it’s about honoring something or someone other than ourselves. Good podcast.

    • Right on Floyd! Thanks for listening.

  • I like what you say about attaching meaning to our resolutions. Knowing why we are doing something can help keep us going when times get tough.

    It seems daily I am reminded that I have no control. That knowledge is helping me to trust God more, for Him to increase in my life as I decrease.

    • So true TC, there are many things in my life that also remind me that ultimately I’m not the one in control. The important thing is not to get worried or frustrated but just to be able to trust that God has it all in control.

  • Betty Draper

    Attach a deeper meaning and purpose to every resolution or goal. This point really stood out to me concerning my unhealthy eating from stress. For a while the stress will be there since we have to move in the next two months so I need to change, no replace a couple bad habits I have in dealing with stress. Good post brother.

    • Betty I’m really glad that you found the post useful. Many blessings to you in 2014!

    • Betty, can you send me a link to you blog here? For some reason it’s not showing up on your Disqus profile.