It is about a week now after the new year celebration and some are still sending out new year greetings. It is also typical at the beginning of the year for people to make new year resolutions to quit smoking, eat healthy, stop drinking, stop wasting valuable time in the wrong places, things, people and so on. 

These goals are good but we could become overwhelmed or obsessive and look for quick fixes. It's nice to feel you are doing something for yourself with everybody working together on getting out of unhealthy habits but it could be so much pressure and in the end these resolutions might not last up to two months. 

I don't make new year resolutions because they don't work for me. Besides, the harsh cold wet winter months is not the best time for me. What I require at this time is to be easy on myself and maximise my day. 
Study yourself and know the exact time to make new plans for your life. Remember you can set goals at any time of the year. 
Starting at the beginning of the year might work for you but it might not necessarily be for every body so don't beat yourself up.
You can achieve a lot more when you take steps in small measure without rushing for instant change to achieve your goal for the year. Your little bit can be rewarding eventually and you can start today. Let your light shine as much as possible every day of the year. 

Who keeps new year resolutions?


Kayode S
Few years ago i had a new year resolution and it was eating healthy and hitting the gym hard, i always admired people with 6 packs albs, toned muscles and fit, well that same day my cousin made the most eye watery meal and the dessert was waffles and vanilla ice cream...skip to a few weeks later, i had added 5inches to my waist line and carried around a family pack tummy (normally called "one pack"). Well these days i only have one goal or resolution which is STAYING HAPPY or SELF LOVE. I think staying happy or loving who i am is most important, then i can achieve whatever i want. Cheers to a wonderful new year!!!!
AMENNNN. Thanks you pastor Anita..Happy new year to you…God bless you
I think you've got a strong message for women especially who have been broken by past relationships. Your impact would be so maximised if you start posting more videos and having an IG account
The begining of every year is a period I sit back to take account of the previous year and reflect on those areas where there need to be a change. Sometimes I identify those area and say to myself that there must be a change. As the year progresses and I find out that I can't cope with the new changes due to other external forces, I drop the decision. I don't flog myself to make new years resolutions. Pastor thank you for being honest. God bless you.
New Year resolutions don't really work for me, I will stick to the flow as the year roll by. Thank you pastor for this message.
Thank you dear Pastor Anita
Happy New Year Pastor Anita! I was a silent reader&follower of your blog all through last year and I have been so blessed. I love your simplicity, humility and practical approach to issues. At this time in my life I'm done with fake teachers of the gospel and you are one of my remedies to this growing trend. May God bless you for standing for the gospel, and may we not be found wanting when life calls on us to do same. Amen.