I grew up with the idea of new year resolutions. At the turn of the new year, I would write down my resolutions for the year. I dutifully followed them most times, but at times, I don’t. Now, as the years pass by, I have come to understand the balance.

Friend, it is no news that the new year is no longer new. It’s amazing how things are moving quite fast and a lot of events already unfolding this season. Peradventure, you are still trying to start the year, you need to be reminded that the year has started already. So, what resolutions have you made and how are you faring in the same?

Actually, there are two kinds of people that operate in the extreme as far as new year resolutions are concerned; those who do not believe in resolutions, or even the idea of “the new year”, and those who think that new year resolutions would automatically lead to a new life. While new year resolutions can be important in spurring us up to new levels of productivity and results, it is not enough.

My job today is to help you to understand the balance you must bring into your life that would ensure that you do not only have resolutions, but you actually deliver your ultimate destiny. What are new year resolutions? Quite simply; what do you need to stop doing? What do you need to start doing? What do you need to do more? What adjustments are you making for this year to be better than the previous?

A life of success is one that is a product of adjustments and alignments; alignment is a constant factor for stability, progress and longevity. This is what we do with resolutions; you don’t want to live your life on autopilot. You need to be intentional with adjustments and alignments, and most importantly with commitments. Commitment is what transforms resolutions to manifestations.

“Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord” (Romans 12:11 ISV). Your resolutions won’t make themselves happen automatically. It is devotion that converts resolutions to manifestations. Have you resolved to have savings this year? Be devoted to it. Have you resolved to love on your spouse? Be devoted to it. Have you resolved to take your walk with God higher this year? Be devoted to it. Be devoted. Be on fire. Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria