A Vote for You in 2020

VERY decision you make is a vote you cast for the type of person you want become.” This quote hit me in the face this morning as I listed to my favorite news app. It’s true, in so many ways we become the sum total of our daily decisions. They add up. But for the Christian, there’s another power at work that transcends our will power.

I think New Year resolutions are good things. But they tend to remind us of two things. First, we can’t fix us. Second, nothing on earth can fully satisfy us. We were made for more. We were made for God. Our successes and failures with our resolutions will remind us of this reality.

How we respond will determine far more than our health. As Jesus said, what profit is there in gaining the whole world, or in this case, achieving all your New Year goals, and in the end losing your soul. You really can gain everything in an earthly sense, and still lose.

Why do you think there are so many miserable celebrities and millionaires? As you contemplate a year closed, and a new one opened, I find G.K. Chesterton’s thoughts helpful. Happy New Year!

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.”