Made you New Years Resolutions yet? Resolutions are a good idea. They can really be made any time of year, but this time of year is a good time for new beginnings.
Paul has something to say about resolutions, sort of. He writes in Phil 3:12-14:
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Paul says we need to press on. 2015 is over, history. Certainly we need to learn from our mistakes, but not let them hold us back. Nor should we think our past successes mean we have, as Paul put it, “apprehended.” No one has. We must all press on “toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
In 2016 and beyond, let us keep pressing on!