A New Year's Resolve
(Deciding / resolving) and doing are not the same thing. Joshua speaks to making a decision and then following through on that decision. Psalms speaks of numbering our days; use them wisely. II Corinthians addresses the issues of the challenges and the need to persevere.
How do resolutions die? It could be that the cares of this world overwhelm us or it could be that we give them to high a priority. There is value in pushing through a bad day. Remember that tough times are light compare to eternal values.
Therefore, live the New Year with a purpose. Chose something that is doable, not necessarily easy.