Words of Worth

Resolution Making Drop-Outs?

January 7, 2011

I have been doctoring for a torn cartilage in my knee and as I talked with my surgeon about post surgery issues, he mentioned to me that physical therapy is critical. His words to me were something like this, “Only 4% of people continue with physical therapy after their surgery. You will NOT be in that percentage as you WILL do physical therapy.” My response, “Post surgery people sound a lot like New Year Resolution Makers.”

We are now one week into 2011. How are you doing with those resolutions? Did you know that 4 out of 5 people who make New Year’s resolutions eventually break them? So if you already fell short on a goal, you are in good company. The statistic is even grimmer in that only a third will even make it to the end of January!

Experts say that the top resolutions are age old ones — lose weight and exercise, get organized, get out of debt, save more money, and spend more time with family. The reasons most frequently given for breaking them are having too many other things to do, not being committed to the resolutions made, being too idealistic or emotional about selecting resolutions. And while many tips are offered as to how to stay the path on keeping our resolve, such as choose just one resolution upon which to focus, the pessimistic stats encourage some to avoid making resolutions at all costs. Instead, many look at what worked well in the past year and just continue doing those things in the New Year. In other words, some resolve not to resolve, or to simply make “unresolutions”, hopeful that in so doing they will trim the odds of failing.

In 2011, Cammy and I don’t want to be mistaken in our resolve, or to be among resolution making drop-outs. Although I might be tempted to suggest some resolutions that Cammy should make, I have resolved to not resolve in that area. Truth be told, pretty much everything that Cammy does, and who she is, is practically perfect! So she should resolve to just continue on in 2011 as she did in 2010! But in the area of words, she and I are in agreement that words matter and that God’s Word matters most, and in the using of both, we don’t want to make any mistakes. Nor do we want to be among the New Year’s Resolution-Making Drop-Outs! So may it be resolved for us in 2011, as we continue with Words of Worth, to …

“….incline our hearts to Him, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His rules, which He commanded …”
I Kings 8:58

Won’t you join us?

And now, a word from Cammy: Unlike Sheryl resolving not to resolve for me, I have a long list of things I think she should do beginning with not lying in our blog! ha! Though I may be practical in a couple of areas, I am far from perfect. But I know what is: God’s Word and His way. Many years ago I resolved to know that Word and He has never failed me.

As for God His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 18:30

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