New Year’s Resolutions

Why do so many New Year’s resolutions fail by mid-January?

Losing weight is the most common resolution. On the first day of the new year, you want to start your diet. But are you setting yourself up to fail? The first of January is a big holiday with lots of folks gathering to eat elaborate meals. By midnight of that day, half the people have already broken their diet that they started that morning.

And if they haven’t, there are the football games in January that tempt folks to eat chips and chili dogs while watching.

Then there’s the cold, wet winter. Who wants to exercise in that when you can sit in the warm house and watch television? That’s more comfortable, isn’t it? Besides, fresh fruits and vegetables are more expensive in the winter. Who can afford them?

If I talked you out of starting your diet on January 1, maybe you weren’t that determined.

What is the best time to start a diet or make a resolution?

This minute. Immediately. Right now. Today.

Refuse that second helping, dessert or candy bar today. Toss that cigarette this minute. Throw away those beers right now. Get rid of the pornography today. Turn off the television and start exercising this evening. Go to church on Sunday. Start reading your Bible tonight.

Most important of all. Believe on Jesus today.

Today is the day of salvation. (II Corinthians 6:2)

Don’t wait until tomorrow. It might be too late.

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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