Hello, my name is Alyson and I am a resolution addict. Last year, I had over 20 resolutions. They were categorized to ensure that in 2012 I would update and revamp every area of my life. I even mapped out how and when I would implement them over the whole year. On further reflection, I don’t think it’s the resolution’s themselves that I am addicted to; but rather, the sense of satisfaction that comes when I cross a goal off a list. And even though I succeeded at the majority of them, as I enter 2013, I’m realizing that the “satisfaction” I felt in trying to make myself over is nothing but a cheap thrill. When I tear back the shiny exterior, I realize that underneath my resolution addiction is a fear of failure, a nagging sense of inadequacy and a basic lack of faith in God’s saving grace. In the end, I must admit that my rules and lists will never save me. So in 2013, I resolve to throw away my resolutions and simply surrender myself daily into the hands of my Savior.
(Ha wow only 2 days into my first blogging attempt and I’ve already made the premise of this blog totally moot! Oh well, I think I’ll just continue blogging because I like it!)