Ready or not – 2017 is here. You have been given a blank calendar – a brand new year and a brand new opportunity. I know that in the last few days millions of people have gone through their annual ritual of making New Year’s Resolutions. They resolve that this is the year they are going to lose that weight. This is the year they finally find that soul mate or land that dream job. I could go on and on with resolutions that people make at the beginning of each year. Most of us enter the New Year with high and lofty ambitions about what the next 12 months are going to hold.
But let me throw something at you: instead of a New Year’s Resolution for 2017 – why don’t we have a New Year’s Revolution instead!
Did you know only 8% of Americans actually achieve their New Year’s Resolutions? That is staggering! You know why? Because you can never change something on the outside of your life until you are willing to change what is on the inside of your life.
You don’t need a resolution – you need a revolution
You need to be as the Bible teaches in Romans 12:2: “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”
So as we start off this year together – let’s not focus as much on a New Year’s Resolution as we do a New Year’s Revolution. Let the Holy Spirit start that revolution in your body – you mind – your soul and your spirit. When you experience a “revolution” in all areas of your life then it is much easier to make a “resolution” to change those areas.
Happy New Year everyone…let the revolution begin!
Dr. Mark Lantz