You’ve probably heard the statistics before. About half of the U.S. population makes New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent of those who make resolutions succeed in keeping them.
So why do I, year after year, sit down with a sheet of paper and pen to write out resolutions for the upcoming year? Don’t the statistics indicate that I’m doomed to fail?
While there is certainly no biblical imperative to make resolutions, and their efficacy isn’t promising, I tend to approach resolutions with the perspective of Dwight Eisenhower: “Plans are nothing.