I stood in front of the bathroom mirror staring at a hypocrite.
I’d spent a solid week drowning my sorrows with junk food, and now I was sick to my stomach.
Rather than pressing into prayer and feeding my spirit, I’d chosen to channel surf and gorge on M&M’s.
My spiritual arteries were clogged, and I decided to take desperate measures to clean up my diet and flush out the poison.
I marched to the kitchen, grabbed the ginormous bag of button-shaped delight, and emptied it into the trashcan.
Bruce gasped in horror. I am quite sure he thought I’d gone mad.
Now, I was a woman on a mission. I opened up the fridge and picked up my drug of choice.
You are not the boss of me, Coca Cola.
I screwed off the cap and smiled as the fizz guzzled down the drain.
Today was a new day, and I resolved to choose life.
We all need to clean out the clutter from time to time. Negative emotions, half truths, and fear can weigh us down and slow down our progress.
I don’t know about you, but I want to live a resolute life rather than rest on my laurels.
5 Keys to Living a Resolute Life
Cherish friendships as gifts of God’s grace. Celebrate the unique beauty in every individual.
I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. (I Corinthians 1:4, NLT)
Fight for unity. Don’t allow divisions to destroy your God-given destiny.
I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. (I Corinthians 1:10, NLT)
Speak life. Stay on message.
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God…This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. (I Corinthians 1:18 & 25)
Never shy away from an opportunity to share your redemption story. Always point to God’s goodness and glory.
Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord. (I Corinthians 1:31)
Stay in step with the Spirit. Tap into the unlimited power source at your disposal daily.
And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. (I Corinthians 2:4)
Resolve to life a resolute life, and you’ll have no regrets.
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