Posted by: TLC Fellowship | January 22, 2019

Happy New Year – Resolutions Anyone?


(This is a picture of part of TLC’s Esteem Team – a dynamic group of women always willing and able to assist. From left to right: Gloria, Tommie & Cassandra.  Ladies, thanks for all that you do.)

Here we are, moving quickly to the end of the first month of a new year.  I’m sure some of us have made, and already broken our New Year’s resolutions.  I know I have.  Well, the truth is I have and I haven’t.  First, let me share that I believe resolutions to be wonderful – I just don’t believe we need to wait for a new year to make them.  To me a resolution is a promise or deal, I make with myself regarding something that I want to do, be or change.  I resolve to be more kind, loving and caring almost every day.  I resolve to eat healthier tomorrow as I consume some unhealthy snacks today.  I resolve to be a more courteous and forgiving driver every time I yell at someone who I swear found their license to drive in a box of cereal.

It seems I am always ‘resolving’ to do better.  Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.  In Lamentations 3:40 the Bible says, “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord”.  Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to keep the resolutions you make yearly, or even daily?  Could it be that you made the resolutions emotionally, or based on your personal wants and desires?  Do we consider what God’s will may be for us?  Do we consult Him when we make these resolutions or, is it that we already know what’s best for us?

Well, I for one am going to seek His counsel and ask Him to show me, lead me, and guide me every day to do His will in my life.  And, of course, I am going to forget sometimes and go ahead with making resolutions/promises to myself that I won’t be able to keep without His help.  Like one of my favorite ministers says, “It’s a process girl.  It’s a process”.

Let us pray:

Father, I come to thee with a humble heart.  Thank you Lord for everything You allow in my life.  Forgive me for my arrogance and willfulness in not asking for Your guidance as I make resolutions and promises based on my wants and desires.  Be with me, guide me, order my steps as I strive to pursue those things You want for me.  Show me the path I must follow.  Amen.

Won’t you join me in seeking His counsel as we resolve to be the people who are called by His name?  Happy New Year!


  1. Amen and thank you for sharing. So wonderful to be greeted by our wonderful ESTEEMED team; thank you for the prayers and for showing a little TLC.

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