New Year’s Resolutions

We can see that it’s the time for New Year’s resolutions by the number of ‘lose weight fast’ and ‘new year – new you’ posts on Facebook.  What happens when it turns the first of January – do we get a super huge dose of will power?Food

I can remember one year I was super determined that I was not going to over eat, and that I was going to stick to my diet. (yes, it was that eating thing again)  This time I was going to do it!  I will make myself.  The big start day came…..

Literally, I was bingeing by morning tea.

It seems like the harder I try, the more I fail.  Hmmm….. sounds like Romans 7!

Then I came across a life changing book.  ‘The Normal Christian Life’ by Watchman Nee.

The answer?  GIVE UP!!!  You can’t do it!  Ask God to do it in you, and then be led by the Holy Spirit.  (In a nutshell)  And guess what?  It worked!  And this way God gets all the glory and you are stress free.

A warning though – most probably it will get worse before it gets better, but don’t be put off by that.  Refuse to start ‘trying’ again.  You gave it to God and He’s still got it.

And the most wonderful thing?  The Normal Christian Life is free for download because it is public domain.  The whole book makes a great read.  He had a revelation on the Christian life like no one else I know.  The end to striving.

PS – this works for more than just overeating!

Click here for the download.

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