Here comes the end of another merciful year. And many were the resolutions made at the beginning of this year. To turn over a new leaf, to forgive easily those who had and will wrong us, to live a godly life, to upgrade ourselves with knowledge among others were the resolutions made.
But the big question here is have we been able to fulfill our resolutions? To a few it is YES and to many it is NO. We do make the resolutions to serve as a guideline for us in order to live a worthy life and once they are forgotten we tend to live a worthless life. And I think by January 15 almost all New Year RESOLUTIONS are forgotten.
December 31 comes sooner and some will go to churches; others will sit in their homes and make resolutions as a family or as an individual. And keeping them then becomes a tag of war. Many factors contribute to the unfulfillment of the resolutions and the major factors are procrastination, lack of focus and the perfidious attitude towards them.
The New Year begins and by the first quarter of the year, not one of the resolutions is fulfilled. We turn to say there are more days ahead and we can still make it. Then comes the second, third and the last quarters of the year and we have still not fulfilled a single resolution. This is what procrastination has done to our resolutions. No wonder they say; “procrastination is a thief of time.”
The fulfillment of the resolutions commences but at a point in time there come some distracters. Some of these distracters are financial constraints, family problems, relationship issues and at some point in time our professions. At that very moment, we begin to lose focus on what we are exactly doing; thus we give up on our plans when we realize that the distracters are beyond our control.
On the eve of December 31, many of us make resolutions simply because everyone is making them. We are never committed to them, hence the next minute after making the resolution, we forget all about it. It is either we have quite fulfilled that resolution in the past years or we have absolutely no intention of fulfilling any. But we are obliged to make it because it is the eve to a new year and everyone is making one. This perfidious attitude towards the resolutions also hinders their fulfillment.
In the coming year, it is my prayer and hope that the Almighty God helps us to fulfill our resolutions and to live a worthy life to his glory.
WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!
By: Jacquelin Seyome Afealete | myvibesonline.com | Ghana