As usual, this time of year is when we start looking back over the people, places, things, and events that shaped our lives in the last 12 months.
Maybe you marked a milestone like starting high school, graduating from college, getting married or starting a new job? Maybe you had to deal with some tough news this year like a tragic accident, an illness, your parents' divorce, or even the death of a relative.
It's safe to say that each of us had our fair share of great memories and some not-so-great ones in 2015. Whether you're happy or not happy with how things turned out, this is traditionally the time when we come up with ideas to make the New Year better.
By making a New Year's Resolution, you're basically making a goal for yourself. It's something about the New Year that makes us really reflect and look for ways to better ourselves and grow. But why is that? Maybe it's because we realize that another year has gone by and we don't feel as accomplished as we would've liked.
Psalm 90:12 says "So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
The reality is every minute, every day, every year that goes by is time we won't ever get back again. Making a resolution forces us to accept this and be intentional about changing, growing, and becoming a better person.
Change is hard, especially when you're used to doing things a certain way. But seek God about it because He promises to help us. He more than anyone wants to see us grow and mature into the fabulous person He created us to be. The great thing is that we don't even have to wait until the New Year to make that resolution, why waste another second - start now!