In His Time…

…there is perfect peace.

Commitments Instead Of Resolutions


My brother-in-law, Andrew Buxton, preached a wonderful New Year’s message two Sundays ago when we were there.  It has really stuck in my head.  He said he doesn’t make New Year’s resolutions because he always breaks them.  Instead, he makes commitments.  He said, if he fails at a commitment, he can always get back up and try again.  Commitments are forgiving – just keep trying and eventually you will succeed.

We are human and therefore not perfect.  We are going to break our vows.  What’s important is, to realize the vow was broken as soon as it is and then make it right – right then and there.  If we fall off the band-wagon, we should get right back on, and keep trying.  Never give up – no matter how many times we fail – NEVER give up.


5 thoughts on “Commitments Instead Of Resolutions

  1. This is a great thought about New Years resolutions! I guess with resolutions you just give up if you fail, but with commitments you simply work harder if you fail. If you make a mistake just get up and try again! Awesome! Tell Andrew & your sister we said HI! Judi & I were talking about them the other day and remembering some great times in San Jose.


  2. You gotta get up again! It’s worth the fight! Happy New Year, Tena, to you and your family. May God richly bless you in 2008!

    Love you,


  3. Thank you, Karen.
    May God bless your 2008, too!
    Love you!


  4. I’ll tell them you said, “Hi”, Bro. Kevin. Thanks for your comments.
    God bless your 2008! Love you and Judi!


  5. “My worst days now are better than my best days then” – a song I heard at a Youth Conference in Bakersfield many years ago. That is enough of a reason to get up when we fall. Did we mention Heaven too? NEVER GIVE UP is right!

    God bless you Sis Tena


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