It is a very common practice, as we begin a new year, to make "new years resolutions." Usually these are stated in the form of goals that one wants to achieve in the new year. Often times they involve intentions to change ones behavior: exercise more, adopt a healthy diet, read the Bible each morning, etc. The problem with setting these goals is that although we may begin the year with sincere intentions, often by February we have already lost our momentum. By the time we come to December we are lamenting about how far we have gotten off track and how we need to work harder at these goals next year. Maybe we need a different approach...
Dr. Allen Schneider is a United Methodist pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presently serving the Sapulpa and greater Tulsa communities.