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.