Many people make resolutions. They decide to make some kind of changes that they believe they need to make. How many are kept? Wouldn’t the best idea for the new year, to just do God’s will? To serve Him, maybe your prayers should be “not my will, but God’s will be done”. By the end of the year, you’ll find out if you chose to do His will or yours by how this year ends up affecting your life.
If God’s kept your life up until now, do you not realize that He’s done so for a purpose? You won’t know all the things that are going to happen to you or those you care about, but God knows these things. He’s seen every trial, every happy moment, every tear, all that concerns your life and those that your life will touch has already come to pass with God seeing it all.
Some of you may face difficult moments, but God knows already what they are and He has fixed the way for you to prevail through them. You do not have to go through this life alone. God never created you to be out by yourself, struggling without His help to see you through. We should never look into the future with fear and doubt. Look who is on our side. Listen to Psalm 37:18-19:
“The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.”
God says don’t worry about such things. If you will do what I ask, I will take care of every day you go into. You cannot fully serve God and walk in fear. Listen, you’re not even going to be in control, just maybe a few seconds or minutes here or there, because life spins constantly. God is in charge, not Satan. He may get control here or there, but God always is and always will remain in charge. This year is here, and it is going to continue day after day unless God alone says otherwise.
So who do you want to daily walk with? You have a free will to try it your way, but your way will not be God’s way if you do. Just who do you really want to serve this year? Other people? Yourself? Sure, we have to in a way, but we should only to a point. God gives you your next breath, your health. He supplies you with abilities, but the bottom line is still, who is going to be in control of your life?