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
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
According to US Bankruptcy Court,
5/10 top reasons for bankruptcy
are due to poor planning and spending!
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!
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
Regular worship helps keep us focused!