Resolution Challenge–Day 1 Focusing on God

searchMy willpower is not as strong as I would like for it to be. I am weak and make excuses when it comes to self-discipline. It is too easy for me to say, “I do not want to do that now. It will still be there tomorrow.” Or I might say, “That is too hard.” My favorite response to doing something I do not really want to do is to say, “I would rather curl up with a good book and a cup of tea.” What is your favorite excuse for not doing what you know you should do?

Resolutions are always made after self-evaluation. It is obvious I need willpower. Therefore, I decided my first day challenge must be related to having the determination to do what I should do. I must focus on my mettle. But how? The only way I know to do this is to focus on my source of strength—God. Scripture tells us repeatedly to recognize the strength of God.

  • But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31
  • Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually. 1 Chronicles 16:11
  • The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.  Psalm 118:14

Resolved Day 1: I will think about the strength of God throughout the day. When I feel weak or have doubts, I will focus my mind on God. Today I will memorize 1 Chronicles 16:11.

6 thoughts on “Resolution Challenge–Day 1 Focusing on God

  1. Angie

    I claimed Isaiah 40:31 as my life verse a couple of years ago, so it is so neat to see it here. I had resolved to be kinder this year. I know I can only do that with His strength! Thanks Sandy!! And Happy New Year!

    1. Sandee Lee Post author

      I was thinking of using being kinder to others as a possible resolution for a day. Yes it is a great resolution for all-time, but being kinder starts with single acts one day, then another, then another…

  2. Trudy Burkle

    OK Sandy I’m with you. With God all things are possible! Today get rid of all party foods – don’t consider them a waste of money but saving my waist.

    1. Sandee Lee Post author

      Love it. I am going to have to work that idea into one of my daily resolutions.

  3. Nancy Crabtree

    My fav response to something I don’t want to do is, “Maybe later.” Manana, manana I hate that I procrastinate and I feel SO good when I actually accomplish things I should and need to do!

    1. Sandee Lee Post author

      It does feel so go to accomplish a task. So why is manana so attractive? God has been convicting me about my procrastination lately.

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