resolution – noun –
a firm decision to do or not to do something

resolute – adjective –
admirably purposeful, determined, unwavering

resolve – verb –
decide firmly on a course of action

 

The problem isn’t in trying to turn over a new leaf.
The problem is that we aren’t actually turning over new leaves but the same old leaf every year! 

Repentance is not a mental decision but also denotes action taken.

Ezekiel 14:6, 18:30; Isaiah 1:16-17

The true definition of “repentance”

 

THINGS WILL HAPPEN IN 2017,
SOME GOOD AND
SOME POTENTIALLY BAD

DIVORCE
According to research, Facebook is now cited in 1/3 of all divorce cases

14% of Brits have considered divorce because of spouse’s social media habits

33% of divorces in GB contained word “Facebook” in reasons to file for divorce

17% of one lawfirm’s clients said they argue daily about social media use

2/3 of US attorneys surveyed said they had used evidence from social media in divorce proceedings

 

BANKRUPTCY
According to US Bankruptcy Court,
5/10 top reasons for bankruptcy
are due to poor planning and spending!

 

BUSINESS FAILURE
According to SBA nearly all business failures occur due to poor decisions and planning

 

FAILURE AT SCHOOL
In one study, high parental involvement showed an increase of up to 2 grade points!

Students with above average grades spent at least 9hrs outside school in “high yield activities” while students in the lowest 25% spent more time “hanging out”

 

We can decide to have an awesome life but to actually achieve it takes consistency of effort!

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

 

FIVE KEYS TO MAKE CHANGE:

1. Plan To Succeed
Don’t just make a resolution, make a plan that is both consistent and long-term!

2. Make Right Choices 
Wake up and choose, every day!

3. Measure
When you’re struggling it isn’t easy to measure but that’s when it’s most important!

4. Move Into The Right Neighborhood 
1 Corinthians 15:33

5. Worship
Regular worship helps keep us focused!

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