Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Revolutions

I’m normally not one for New Year’s resolutions. Last year I decided that I was going to learn how to play the guitar. I learned one chord, and that was all. I appreciate the idea of resolutions, of using the beginning of the year to do something new, or change something. However, it seems like most resolutions fall by the wayside in January or February. I would always avoid going to the gym in January because it was so crowded, and would restart going in February when I knew all the New Year’s resolution people would quit. Perhaps that might just be the cynic in me. But that might be the problem with New Year’s resolutions. A resolution is a resolve or determination to do something, but not necessarily the act or state of doing something. A resolution says that something should change, not that something will change. So maybe we need a different word.

I have a new word concerning New Year’s resolutions. I got the idea from an AT&T commercial when a kid mispronounces resolutions saying “New Year’s revolutions.” I like the idea. A revolution is a sweeping and permanent change. The American Revolution forever changed this land and created a nation. The Industrial Revolution forever changed industries and cities. The Technological Revolution forever changed technology. By definition, a New Year’s Revolution would be a sweeping change in our lives.

What better time to change your life than the New Year? What better way to reaffirm your love and commitment for Christ, that the New Year? This year I am going to truly live for Christ, and to follow him everyday, in everything I do. I’m not just going to resolve to do something, but to actually do it. By doing it, I will have a Revolution in my life. And my life will never be the same.