Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions for 2010?

Well, Christmas is officially over, and while the tree and decorations may stick around for a bit longer, it’s time to start thinking about the new year that’s right around the corner. And while there are all sorts of traditions and customs surrounding Christmas, New Year’s Day boasts only one big tradition: New Year’s Resolutions.

Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions for 2010?

If you are, do you care to share any? Are they serious resolutions—get your spiritual life in order, reclaim control of your finances, etc.—or lighthearted and frivolous? And how did you do with last year’s resolutions?

As the week progresses, I’ll post a few essays related to New Year’s Resolutions.

Share your thoughts!

13 Responses to “Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions for 2010?”

  • Raymond says:

    New Year’s Resolutions for 2010 is a good thing, only if you are serious enough to let Jesus work on the bad things, ways or habbits that you need to change. For me it is a daily work 24/7 changing is a worship a relationship with our Lord Jesus. Just like in sport its a daily work not to do it in a one day work out, its a continous process. The first step is key in able the resolution can be achieved. What is this first step? The first step is to identify the sins in our life. Confess it to our Lord Jesus have a daily devotion prayer and always have a daily bible reading. We were made in the likeness of our Creator and we should be a fragrant aroma to our Lord God.

  • Gigu says:

    Get spiritual life in order.

  • Jess says:

    Yes! This celebration of a new year is a great yearly built in time of assessment for many, and for me too. As the New Year is approaching, I am going to endeavor in the New Year to strengthen my leaning skills. In other words, I am going to work on leaning on God more and jumping to assumptions less.

  • Steve says:

    I need to get right with God.
    I have several sins in my life that control me or I let control me,
    Honestly I let control me. I need Prayer and suport.

  • Barbara says:

    The Bible
    Read it again in 2010.

  • I’m working on my New Year’s Resolutions, but at the top of my list:

    Continue to grow in my sanctification
    Become more faithful in my Bible reading and prayers
    Get a job… and get a girlfriend (or, dare I say, wife).
    Evangelize more often
    Post more faithfully to my blog

    In God’s strength, I can do these things. :)

  • tshepo says:

    getting my spiritual life together

  • Darla says:

    My goal for this year is to memorize Romans 12. That chapter has many important things for us to grab hold of and it is very convicting for me.

  • Christina Tuituku says:

    I gave up several years ago making new year’s resolutions because I typically lack sustained action. Regardless, I am making some Godspeed resolutions for 2010. First and foremost, I am responding to a sense of urgency, certainly a scriptural mandate, to begin intercessory prayer, going beyond my little niche in the world, for the Church’s suffering and persecuted. I am armed with YWAM’s 2010 Prayer & Diary Journal, a treasure trove of facts & figures, & known needs for particular people groups, plus VOM’s 2010 intercessory global map & guide, as well as their monthly newsletter. These tools will be at my fingertips daily; I just hope they will also be at the doorstep to my heart daily. There are secondary hopes, not yet framed as resolutions. I look forward to seeing what God is going to do this year.

  • Rosemary says:

    My resolutions include:

    -Memorizing the book of Ruth
    -Reading a chapter of Proverbs each day
    -Daily choosing to trust God completely
    -Praying daily for my two closest friends, also making these resolutions
    -Humbly refusing to listen to complaints (of each other)
    -Intentionally dating Jesus, and praying for my future husband.
    -Writing down 5 things to be thankful for each day
    -Fasting regularly
    -Meditating on specific Scriptures each day

    In 2009 I gave up Facebook, and soda; I’ve seen what God has done through that, both in my personal life aka being able to manage my time more efficiently without the distraction of fb; and learning self control with the soda being more available here at college…
    In 2010 I plan to give up listening to music in January, and watching television the entire year.

  • Karen says:

    any one know of specific “new”, “fresh starts” etc…. verses in the bible? I’m not good enough yet to know them off the top of my head, appreciate any help. Thanks.

  • lucy says:

    my resolution for 2010 is to read the word of God everyday,stop gambling and over eating. fast one day out of the week. Need prayer for strength and self control.

  • Ebo says:

    To fulfill my life’s purpose by:
    -Loving God with all my heart,
    -Loving my neighbor as myself and
    -Making disciples.