Why Christians Struggle With New Year’s Resolutions

As we enter into a new year, many of us are teeming with newfound enthusiasm and will make resolutions with the aim of changing some things about ourselves. Resolved to purge undesired habits, we’ll vow to lose weight, spend less time on social media, read more, stop procrastinating, as well as a host of others.

For this reason, gym memberships soar, closets will clear as old clothes are donated to those in need, kindle books are purchased, and as the whirlwind of optimism swirls, many Christians will find themselves engulfed in the fray.

Some believers will jot down a few goals and diligently pursue their aspirations, while others will wonder if all the newfound fervor is really necessary. Is it appropriate for Christians to make New Year’s resolutions? Isn’t it simply an exercise in self-reliance? As Christians, shouldn’t we seek to be good stewards at all times, and if so, what’s the point of making resolutions?

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Ernest Cleo Grant, II

Ernest Cleo Grant, II (@iamernestgrant) is a pastor at Epiphany Fellowship Church of Camden, a graduate of Reformed Seminary (D.C.) and currently completing his Doctor of Education from Stockton University. Ernest is married to his college sweetheart, Sarah, and the couple has two children (Amaela & Chancellor). He also has bylines in Christianity Today, Star-Ledger, Desiring God, and a host of other publications.​

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