Daily Bible Inspirations

Resolve to Begin Again

by John Michalak

Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

Matthew 9:35

If you’re reading this on January 7th, congratulations! You’re likely among the 75% of people who are still keeping their New Year’s resolution.

Many begin the year with big goals: eat less, exercise more, spend more time with family. And although many stay faithful for a while, after a few months in, very few of us are still going strong.

Now, just think of everything Jesus accomplished in a year. He started off His ministry with a type of resolution, too. He would preach the gospel, heal the sick, and eventually, die for all mankind. Jesus accomplished what He set out to do.

But, he didn’t accomplish it all at once. He simply focused on one task at a time. And He didn’t just rely on his divine “super powers” to keep his resolve. Living as a human just like you and me, He depended on the strength of His Heavenly Father.

So, perhaps your New Year’s resolution should be tweaked a bit. Don’t just commit to accomplishing the big goals. Commit to taking one step at a time and relying on the power of God to help you finish each task.

In this way, every day can be January 1st. When one task is completed, you can resolve to begin again.