Resolution or Solution 3 ~ by Lynn Moser

Resolution or Solution 3
Last year
on Twitter, someone suggested that “rather than making New Year’s Resolutions,
we can choose to create New Year’s Solutions.”
That made me stop and think. What
is the difference between a resolution and a solution?
 So, I looked up the
definitions.
The
dictionaries say that resolution is a
formal expression of opinion or intention made. It comes from the word resolute, which means to be resolved or
determined on a course of action, set in purpose or opinion.
Solution, on the other hand, means the act
of solving a problem or question, an answer.
Only a
small percentage of New Year’s resolutions see fulfillment, a humorous
dichotomy, given its definition. Initially, most of them are launched with
great intentions but slowly, or sometimes quickly, run out of steam.
Determination
slides by the wayside. With little acting upon the problem or circumstance, the
intended outcome is not accomplished. This is why I’ve never really made any
New Year’s resolutions. I knew I would never keep them.
While solution infers the act of doing
something, most people just have the solution compartmentalized in their heads
or written down on paper. Wanting to change a situation or something about
oneself and coming up with a solution to solve or improve it is still not the
answer. Just because I WANT something to change and may be determined for it to
be so doesn’t mean it WILL change.
I need more than a resolution, more than a solution. While both executed together are
preferable, they must be backed with something more…they need to be backed by
actual action. Therefore, the meaning
of this scripture takes on a new meaning, “A threefold cord is not quickly
broken.” (Eccl. 4:12b NKJV)
I think
I’ve come up with my action, which is my theme for this year. I’ve borrowed it
from an old hymn…I Surrender All!
All to Jesus I surrender, All to
Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him, In
His presence daily live.
I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Saviour, I
surrender all.
If I
surrender all, then I cannot be a hindrance to the Lord’s plans and purposes
for my life. If I do not surrender all, I allow my life to be filled with the
same old things from the year now passing.
God said
through Isaiah, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in
the desert.” (Is. 43:19 NKJV)
What exactly do I want in the New
Year?
Or more
importantly, what does the Lord want for me and from me? How do I embark on an
action if I have my fingers tightly clenched around all the events of the old
year? Do I really want a new thing to happen in my life?
If I
desire the best for my life, I must, as the saying goes, let go and let God! I
must…surrender all!
Do you
desire God to do a new thing in your life this year? Are you dragging all the
hurts, sins, regrets, failures, disappointments, and unforgiveness of the old
year behind you in a little red wagon or perhaps a U-haul?
Let this year be a year of
release. Take action! Surrender it all!
New Year’s
blessings,

Lynn Mosher loves to dig into God’s
Word and treasure hunts for golden nuggets along the road Home. Lynn lives with
her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied now of three kidlets and
embracing three giggly grand-chicklets. Her greatest passion is to share those
nuggets in her devotionals and inspirational stories, fulfilling God’s call on
her life to encourage others and glorify the Lord. Lynn writes monthly for
several sites and bi-weekly at her online residence, Heading Home