I listed mine enthusiastically but a friend jokingly asked how long my motivation will persist. I did not get defensive because he may be right. I too, wonder how long will my motivation persist. From previous observation, most New Year resolutions wear off by the month of February, probably for those with tenacious motivation; it may last just a little bit longer.
Why it doesn’t last? I know I strive to achieve most of my short term goals with my own human strength. It always fail me but I still do it year after year. I tend to forget to lay my plans at the feet of Our Lord and seek for His strength when I fail at my first step. Eventually it becomes a daily chore when I try and try again till I finally give up and seek new short term challenge that is more feasible.
Do you strive with your own strength? Let the Lord know your plans and let Him be your strength when you fail. Persevere and stay for the long haul.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.
- John W.