So, how is it going to be said? Twenty-ten? Two Thousand and Ten? Two Thousand Ten? Two-Oh-Ten? However you say it its here- 2010! With the start of the year comes the yearly lets get in shape, get organized and do more resolutions. I have heard several people over the last few days say they are recycling last years resolutions, or maybe even 2007’s resolutions. Myself, I can’t stand for that. My resolutions may be in the same theme as last years, but I think we must move forward. I think our problem with resolutions is that we expect a “magic overnight transformation”. Transformation can happen, and when it comes to our spiritual lives it must happen. However, its not going to happen overnight.
I was checking for some lists of other’s resolutions and found this list: Ben Franklin’s 13 Personal Goals. ( I found it at flamebright.com via lifehacker.com, a rather interesting site full of all sorts of tidbits). Anyway, the interesting thing about Franklin’s list – besides being a pretty practical way as addressing personal change – is that it admittedly took him years to transform the the personal he felt he needed to be.
So as you look for change in your life and set up your plan for Twenty-Ten, expect transformation, but don’t expect it over night. You can be renewed and grow, day by day.
I resolve for twenty ten to become obsessed and to start each day fresh and new, in the knowledge of the perfection of my salvation and with a eye to the transforming power of Christ in my spirit.
8 Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. (Philippians 4:8, New Century Version)
How about you?