God has chosen the WEAK THINGS of the world to confound the things whichare mighty! [1Cor 1:27]“Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am WEAK”! [Psalm 6:2]There was a time when David boasted – “In my prosperity I said, I shall NEVER BE MOVED”! [Psalm 30:6] Also about the same time he boasted – “I WILL behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt Thou come unto me? I WILLwalk within my house with a perfect heart. I WILL
set no wicked thing beforemine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Afroward heart shall depart from me: I WILL
know a wicked person” [Psalm101:2-4]Commenting on the above verse in relation to David’s fall with Bathsheba, Pink says – “Note the repeated “I will” in the above passage, and learn therefrom howmuch the “will” of man is worth”!Think of some of your own ‘resolutions’ . . . Didn’t you say the same thing lastyear, and the year before? Perhaps this is a good indicator that we have a bigger problem on our hands than just not keeping our vows. The bigger problem is thatwe’re not very good at doing what we know is for our own good. This shouldreveal that, lurking subtly behind bad eating habits, persistent debt and slackingspirituality, are character flaws that are not essentially behavioral but existential.Our failures have less to do with WHAT WE DO AND MORE WITH WHO WEARE.Our resolutions reflect our hopes of becoming a better "me."Who would consider it a “meaningful” endeavor to succeed in eating healthy for one year, only to ruin their health in subsequent years? Who would consider it“responsible” to pay off a large amount of debt in a year, only to accrue more debtin the years to follow? These changes we like to see in our lives and vow to makeare changes we want to see for the rest of our lives, not just for a year.And that’s probably what most of us intend when we set down our resolutions. Butif the CHANGE IS NOT IN OUR BEING, THE CHANGE WILL NEVER BEPERMANENT. Whatever we resolve to do in the upcoming year, we shouldresolve to be that for the rest of our lives.