How to make godly new year resolution


By Femi Aribisala

I refuse to listen to the entreaties of luxurious cars; flat-screen televisions; iPhones; barley shoes; Rolex wrist-watches and Edikankong soup.

This is the season of making new resolutions. I have a few inconsequential ones myself, including drinking several glasses of water daily, losing 10 kilos at the very least, and exercising for 30 minutes every day. But I have decided to keep these vain resolutions to myself. I have learnt the hard way that there is no resolution I make that I can keep. Jesus says and means it: “Without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).


I have also learnt that the worst time to make and try to keep any resolution is at the beginning of the year. If you are serious about doing anything, don’t wait for January to arrive. God has not given us January. He has only given us now and today. January comes after 11 long months, but: “The ‘right time’ is now. Today is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

I thought…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper