Resolutions: Intentions Don't count
Bible Reading: James 4. 13-14
Things that control our lives: money, friends, food, shelter, schedules, time. There is only one of these items that we can’t get more of if we lose it or don’t use it-time. Procrastination is a thief of time- Don’t waste time, it is most valuable and you have direct control of how you use it. God tells us what we must do to join him in heaven-don’t focus your attention on things that doesn’t promote you going to heaven-there is not enough time. James tells us in chapter 4, don’t wait to do what ought to be done. There is no guarantee of even tomorrow.
There is absolutely no power in intentions.
There is really no difference in a person who intends to do things differently than
one who never thinks about it. The results are the same.
Do you give yourself credit for intentions? It is easy for us to give ourselves credit for things we intend to do and even take them off your mental “to do list”. You must take action, intending to do something doesn’t give you any more hope than one who never thought about Gods word.
Resolve yourself to be a doer of your intentions.