Resolutions for the unresolved

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Eph. 2:10

Every New Year seems like an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. One more time we take stock of things we want to change about our lives or ourselves and determine to make it happen. For real this time. It’s certainly in our best interests – and often the best interests of those we love and who love us – to make loving, healthy, reasonable choices for our lives. But sometimes we end up feeling like failures by the end of January because we failed to keep our resolutions. Beating ourselves up doesn’t solve or resolve anything. Christ has already restored, reconciled, and resolved us (and all our unresolved issues) to the way God created us to be. It may seem non-linear to us, but God is not bound by time and neither is His work. Our perceptions, awareness, and choices are eventually catching up to what He’s already made us. Be of good cheer, Christ has already overcome for you and in you whatever you think you need to overcome.

Lord, help me stop obsessing over imperfections and let You do the resolving.