I am turning 50 in less than two weeks. I am starting a new job and moving into a new home.
I have spent a lot of time thinking about the one resolution or resolutions I would try to make in my life this coming year.
Things came to mind like spending more time in prayer, eating better, getting more sleep …the list was starting to get endless in my mind. And so, like usual, my anticipated resolutions were already becoming a burden instead of a blessing.
These goals in my mind seemed more like tasks adding to my already filled cup of worldly expectations and they had not even yet begun.
Then, I had an Epiphany.
Like the star that led the wise ones from the east to seek the Christ Child, a light bulb went off in my head.
Epiphany means revelation or sign from God. I had received an epiphany; a personal invitation.
God then gave me this Word.
Be resolved in who I am Jennifer.
It won’t always be easy to follow the path set before me but…….
I am not going to seek any more resolutions.
I am just going to finally be resolved.
Resolved in who GOD is.
All that He is.
All that He has already done. And all that He has promised to me as His beloved daughter.
I don’t have to do a thing. I don’t have to seek a resolution because God has provided every single one I could ever think of.
If we are followers of Christ and true believers, we don’t need resolutions. All we need to do is follow Him.
I am resolved that Jesus loves me.
I am resolved that He sits at the right hand of the Father.
I am resolved that my sins are forgiven.
I am resolved that He is writing my story.
I am resolved that the pain I experience here in this life is only momentary compared to the glory that follows.
I am resolved that He is sovereign.
I am resolved that He protects me from evil.
I am resolved that He heals in His way.
I am resolved that He affirms.
I am resolved that God already has an intention and we get to join Him in the fulfillment of it.
I am resolved that He is the final judge.
I am resolved that He illuminates our ways as we take our next steps.
I am resolved that He is in control no matter what the world thinks or tries to portray.
Let’s be women who consider God’s resolutions before our own.
God’s hope is for us, our families, our churches, our country, and HIS world.
ARISE, SHINE; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed this star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” Matthew 2:1-3
I leave you with this invitation today.
For Christ has already led the way.
Written by Jennifer Howard
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Holy Beautful Life Holy Beautful Life