At the start of a new year, we tend to make resolutions, things we’re determined to start (or stop) doing now because, after all, we should already be (or not be) doing them.

Some of us don’t like to make resolutions; it seems there’re made to be broken or “re-resolved” weekly (if not daily). I’m pretty much in that camp. This year is an exception.

This year I have resolved to give up fear, embracing Truth. I’m working on it; I haven’t quite managed to completely let go of fear. Fear, usually generated by worry or just feeling “scared” about something, can put a stranglehold on our dreams, on the dreams the Lord has for our lives. (Sigh.)

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the [only] Way … and [real] Truth …’” (John 14:6a, Amplified Bible)

Since there isn’t a magic pill or elixir, we are left with two options: staying cozy with fear (perhaps by default – can you hear the enemy rooting?) or choosing to ignore fear, taking one step at a time, trusting Truth. (Even though we may not sense or feel His presence Jesus (Truth) is with us, and He’s rooting for us, too.)

We get to choose which “resolution” we’re going to make, whether to choose to believe fear or believe Truth. As for me, though some days I have to “re-resolve” hourly, I choose Truth.

(C) Debbie Lowe, 2019.

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