The Whisper Within

" Believing that God powers strange coincidences and the journey that lies ahead."

Why New Year resolutions fail.

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Last weekend was New Year’s Eve. I had a fantastic time celebrating with my friend, Marji, yes in our PJs.

Cheers!

We toasted, giggled, and planned for the year ahead; trips we would possibly take, men we would maybe date, and adventures we would perhaps partake in.

So tonight as I sit in my pjs, yes once again, I am scrolling through Facebook and as expected, my feed is filled with New Year resolutions.

Here are some examples :

-This is the year I’m going to meet my husband.

-This year I’m gonna start my own business.

-I’m going to lose weight.

-I’m going to exercise more.

-I’m gonna get my health back on track.

I…I…I So many I’s!!!

Why do New Year’s resolution fail most of the time?

Because of the I’s!

I have to admit, several years ago, when I was a single mom and my ex became a paraplegic, I believed that willpower, guts, and sheer strength would get me through any trials. I used the Bible verse, “ I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” like armour going into battle.

The problem was the emphasis was on I, not on Christ who gives me strength.

Why did I decide or why do we decide to take the knife in our own hands and attempt to carve out life on our own?

Through time, I learned to say or more realistically, look up and yell at God ,“ I need your help! I’m lost! I’m sad!”

Once I learned to ask for His help,my life may not have gotten easier, but I didn’t feel alone. God was with me.

So you may be thinking, “Well great! Good for you! But I don’t have a faith in God, in fact I don’t even know how to begin? How to let God in?”

Stay tuned for a follow-up blog …can’t wait to share HOW!

But for now, I DO know, going it alone never works because eventually we all get tired, lonely, sad, exhausted, and we need help.

And I have learned this secret, “With God all things are possible!” Matthew 19:26

Happy New Year!

Author: Lisa A. Riehm

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I have been single for the last twenty years raising my two beautiful children, Jake ( 26)and Tarah (25). I am a originally from Chicago but by listening to “The Whisper Within” I have recently moved to Southern California. I love to run, hike, bike, swim, and practice core yoga but have been sick for the last few years fighting Lyme disease. GOD will heal me but in the meantime, I choose to be happy and not settle for ordinary. I believe in the Fairytale, crave the butterflies, and surrender that God has the plan. Follow me on FB at The Whispers Within.

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