“New Year’s Resolution” or “I Purpose To”?


So, did you make a New Year’s Resolution?  Here we are almost two weeks into the New Year, 2018, how is it going?   Want to know how  yours  fits in the statistics?  Check out this link of some of the most common resolutions:

Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

Here is another interesting fact, according to many polls, only 8% of all people actually keep their resolutions….. Really???   That means 92% of us don’t!  Why is that?  Well,  I think it stems from  the fact that we all start a new year with high hopes, a sense of anticipation and then well…..life happens!  Bills need to be paid, children need to be parented, marriages need time and attention, jobs place demands on us that must be met, the list goes on and on right?

Ok then, how about a different approach?  I am copying this, something I posted on my Facebook page back at the beginning of 2017, but it still holds true and it might help you make the changes you want to make!

Today’s Bit O’ Wisdom….how many New Year’s resolutions have you made over the years? To Lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthier, pray more, swear less, manage money better…the list goes on and on….but how many can you honestly say you have kept?  I am not pointing fingers!   And that is because I am as guilty as the next person!  We all have grand plans for a new year and then fall short before the month of February even starts! So how about a better way?  We have come to accept that it’s ok…even expected, to break our New Year’s resolutions…so Don’t Do It…..DON’T Make a New Year’s Resolution!!   Instead, decide what is nearest and dearest to your heart, and then “Purpose in Your Heart to _________!” (Insert your goal or goals here)  Then make it  a PUBLIC Purpose!!  Share your goal with those you love, your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram friends, or just write it out and tape it to a mirror or your refrigerator so you will see it every day!  This way, you can ask those you trust to help you by keeping you accountable! “

I still believe this is the way to go, so I am going to publicly state:

“I purpose in my heart to continue work on this blog to help encourage, teach, have fun, and meet new people! I also purpose in my heart to spend more time studying and spending time with my Lord to become a better Christian.”

Please feel free to comment and share your New Purpose for 2018!  Thank you for sharing and Be Blessed!