This week of the year is full of goal setting, calendar buying and fitness gym tours. I even make sure my WALL CALENDAR is hung and ready to go. But why? Why does the last week of December provoke the deep need to reset? Why are we drawn toward the desire of resolution?
As a self-starter and motivated entrepreneur, this time of year is like a drug. My love for the new, my need for fresh starts and my excitement over clean slates gets me high. But why?
I truly believe that we love a new year because we where designed to love second chances. We are wired to need 2nd chances. I am in need of a grace that not even the best resolutions could give. For this reason we buy calendars, sign up for gyms and try to do better every year.
What I love about Christ is that I can already walk in the resolution He gave on the cross. I don’t have to wait until January 1st to become someone that I might not be able to sustain. His grace has been available since before I was born. His grace was given before I let my weight get out of hand, before I missed all my goals from last year.
I think we are drawn to the idea of resolutions because we gravitative towards trying to permanently fix that which Christ fixed on the cross. This post is not excuse for unhealthy living or neglecting to set goals, this post is just to remind you that grace is the resolution you need to make the changes you desire.