Keeping Resolutions: How to Eliminate Failure as an Option2 min read
The New Year is a year of new beginnings for a lot of people. We make resolutions to overcome bad habits with new habits. We set new goals to reach new heights in various aspects of life.
Most of us will fail at keeping our resolutions and achieving our goals.
We don’t fail because we lack desire. We fail because we lack the power to fulfill our desire.
If you believe in the Creator God, believe in the Re-Creator God. In Christ, we are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). In Christ we receive the power to overcome our weaknesses and fulfill our desire (2 Corinthians 12:9; John 15:7).
A Powerless God?
Some paint a picture of a powerless God. They mock belief in a Creator who spoke our world and life into existence in 6 days.
They say that believing in the power of God is for people who are weak. What they don’t know is that God’s power is only available to the weak.
The Secret to Avoiding Failure
Over 20 years ago I stood on the verge of failure. My marriage was failing. I was burned out on work. I turned to God.
But God wouldn’t rescue me.
God won’t save you as long as you believe you can save yourself.
First, I needed to own my weakness.
The secret to avoiding failure, is to admit you are powerless.
The Apostle Paul encourages us to rejoice in our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12:9). By doing this, we open the door to receive God’s power.
God doesn’t do what we can do ourselves. Where our strength ends, God’s begins.
Failure is no longer an option.