Did somebody say resolutions?

It’s that time of the year when a great number of people are still holding on to their resolutions. We often take pride in accomplishing our goals/resolutions solely on our own strengths. But our own efforts can only go so far.


It never hurts to have a sustaining resource from which to obtain whatever is required to conquer our resolutions or any task at hand. The source I heavily rely on is God, through His son Jesus. When I think some task is so straight forward that I can get it done on my own, I am reminded of my insufficiency once I get stuck and frustrated. The opposite always happens when I look to that Infinite Power to accomplish any goal I set for myself.


Why not resolve to lean on The Power greater than yourself to achieve your resolutions this year and the ones to come? Having a trustworthy ally to whom you can be accountable is also a plus. There’s amazing strength in knowing you’re not alone in endeavoring a challenging journey. One reason for that is we are not fashioned to be alone. In other words, we have an innate desire for having people around us, whether it’s for their sheer presence, their active support or both. A resolution without a strong foundation is more likely to fail when the going gets tough. This year, why not modify your strategies by not leaning only “on your own understanding”. A quick prayer for divine help always works; so does asking loved ones for their support. To a successful year of attaining your goals, dreams and resolutions!



Louise Beaubrun-Macaluso, PhD

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