The best resolutions are elastic—they cannot be broken with a single act. If you swear never to touch red meat, one burger ruins the resolution. If, on the other hand, you pledge to eat healthier food, each day you have a chance to fulfill the resolution anew. Below are five elastic spiritual resolutions that can carry you throughout the year.
According to statisticsbrain.com, 45% of Americans (about 144 million) regularly make new year resolutions. However, only about 8% of these regularly succeed.
That may not sound like a lot, and yet that’s 11.5 million Americans who claim to make good on their resolutions.
The mind is an amazingly complex thing. The human mind allows us to think, process, and feel emotion. The mind never shuts down as long as we are alive. However, we can become prisoners of our own minds and thoughts. People will often make predictions about you and your life. If you believe these predictions or titles you can get bogged down. We must instead only listen to those things that empower us. This is what we need to believe.
Relapse Excuses are Always Weak
Those individuals who relapse after a period in recovery will always have an excuse. Such explanations never justify their return to alcohol or drug abuse. There can be no adequate justification. Usually the individual will recognize themselves that their excuses sound weak. They may have acted at a time when they were not thinking clearly. Those who are honest will admit that they regret the decision, but they may feel unable to summon the motivation to return to sobriety.
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place whilea Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.