“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” — Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Over the last few weeks, thousands—if not, millions—of people embarked on a journey of personal development, growth, change, and self-betterment. Many will see their new resolutions to the end of the year, many more will see their resolutions fail in the first month.
I, myself, am one such person who would fail, if I were to make a resolution. The simple reason comes down to two things: discipline and self-control. It is not that I lack either of these, but I am not likely to exercise them in the measure necessary for the great changes instituted by new year’s resolutions.
However, I am not satisfied with where life stands, ever. Why? Because life is an adventure. All the greater when you know the Lord Jesus Christ! Why? Because He made a serious statement about His role in our lives, in the lives of others, and in our world.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
The thief—Satan, the devil, the evil one, whatever you want to call him—comes to steal, kill, and destroy the joys of life. Now, don’t jump to conclusions, because it doesn’t mean that life will be bad, it just won’t be the best. Satan will rob you of the best, not necessarily, the good.
However, Jesus comes to give the absolute best, what’s more, He gives in abundance. He did it by giving up His life and removing the barrier that stops us from having the best—sin. If there is ever a resolution to be made, it is to give one’s life to Jesus, then life will change for the better.
Like any serious change or growth, there will be pain and challenges, but the result will be worth it! I’d say believe me, but believe Jesus, He knows more than I ever will.