Monday, January 7, 2008


I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. It’s for people who are too lazy to change during, say, April or September. But people fuss over it anyhow, as if some waft of air in New Year’s Eve will help them finally limit their rice consumption to a cup or to go to class on time so they don’t miss the quizzes.

But I believe in making resolutions. It’s a beautiful expression of a desire to change for the better, not because the calendar warrants it, but because the person finds in him the need to.

To do what one has accomplished to do, he must realize, at the very onset, that he is unable. Yes, this is the irony—realize you are unable, and then you become able–because the strength ultimately comes from God. It is God who effects the change in us. Man can only do so much. By realizing his need, a person must come to the One who is able, ask for His grace, and, if He so wills it, He will provide the means for some form of change.

We shouldn’t wait for another year to change our bad habits or to do something glorifying to God. If we must change, then it must be now.

It’s a great year ahead of us. May we find ourselves in the center of God’s will.



Blogger Lester said...

Amen, bro! I pray that we can all find the wisdom and power to achieve our goals this year. Not too sure though about what you said about man's inability at the very onset. There are some people who don't believe in God and yet they still achieve their dreams and goals. Oh well, I guess, to each his own. :-) All the best in 2008!

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