As we enter into yet another year we are in the midst of reevaluating our past year to determine what worked and what didn’t and make the inevitable New Year’s Resolution. For many of us that will be losing those few extra pounds that we gained during the holiday season, or it may be to get a new job or to begin a new ministry. While surfing the Internet I found the following resolution on the sermon for kids website and thought, “Man! This is great.” So I’m here to encourage you to make this your resolution for 2012. LIE, CHEAT, DRINK, SWEAR and STEAL. I’m sure you are wondering, “Did I just read what I thought I did?” Why, yes you did, and now that I have your attention continue to read, and I think you will agree that you can’t go wrong by making this your resolution too.
LIE back and relax just a little more this new year. Let a little more life happen to you without so much worry.
CHEAT failure. Don’t be afraid to try something new because you think you may fail. It is through failure that we learn the most valuable lessons.
DRINK from the fountain of knowledge. Many people around you have already been down roads you are about to travel. Learn from mistakes they have made. Take what they have learned and use it.
SWEAR to do your best all the time and in every situation. That is all anybody will ever ask.
STEAL a little time for God. Everyday take a little more time to develop your relationship with God.
Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
I encourage you to keep this resolution and allow God to show you the many blessings He has for you.
Until next time.