Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something.
I’ve given up on creating resolutions, well, not really, I’ve more so given up on the ideology that you have to wait until the beginning of a new year to begin a new thing. Jesus didn’t wait until the beginning of the year to become your Savior… He didn’t say, “Well, I have to wait until Monday, or January 1, to begin to be your Lord and Savior.” Nope, it clearly states in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” No date is specified. You don’t have to wait. Start over now. Press the reset button. Make declarations and resolutions. If you fall short, start over. You are your only referee. Don’t feel consumed with the judgment of outsiders. They are more than likely naysayers anyway. Your support system will totally understand mishaps and slip ups, they will even offer a hand to help you get up. They will brush the dirt from your shoulders, they will dress the scrapings of your knees. They will be there.
You know, it’s funny how you set out to deliver one message but your fingers begin to move and tell a totally different story than the one you intended. I’m letting my fingers fly and enjoying the freedom of it all. Make resolutions, but not for the benefit of others or for the cheers of the outside world. Share your goals with those who will cheer on your success, understand your shortcomings and embrace your flaws.
I’ve dedicated this year, this season of my life to taking better care of myself; to prioritize my needs, because in the grand scheme of things, if I’m not included in my self care plan, how can I effectively take care of others.
So, cheers to self care! Welcome 2016!