Well, it's finally here. The most anticipated day of the year. January 1. We slept in today. I'm glad, because the overwhelming laundry list to change who I am in 2011 is already too overwhelming for me to handle. Where does one begin?
Should I get a weave or start from scratch with a new haircut? Join a NEW gym or start the ever popular running regimen? Do the Dave Ramsey course again? My finances ARE out of whack. Do I sign up for the Presbyterian, Baptist, or Nondenominational BETH MOORE bible study or start my own? Do I read through the bible in a year or memorize a verse day? Should I do the Daniel Fast with Jentezen Franklin? After all, he's not my pastor? Is this the church for me? (Ha ha! Just kidding, I wouldn't touch that with a 100 foot pole!!) These are the questions I am plagued with on this glorious day of the new year. And I ask myself....really? It ain't all THAT serious....Is it?
I've always hated New Year's resolutions actually. They are just another distraction to keep me from the reality of my life. We are imperfect beings made in the image of a perfect one. Our sole purpose is to glorify our Creator. Isaiah 43:7 states: "Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for my glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." So why are we narcissistic and self-absorbed? Shouldn't we resolve to get back on track from where our sinful nature has misled us? Wouldn't it be grand if we could set aside all the self indulgence and gratification of the old year and start with a new perspective? This Christian life is a state of being. Live to glorify the one whom has created us for that purpose. Resolve to allow His glory to come forth through you. This new year I'm giving God back something he rightfully owns....his Glory.