4 reasons New Year’s resolutions failRev. Derrick Lumsden

Type of Event: Worship Service: Childrens Talk

Date Recorded: 3 Jan, 2016
Location: Sarver, PA
Topics: Worship / Prayer / Meditation, Regeneration / Spiritual Growth, Forgiveness / Repentance

Four Reasons we fail to live out our New Year’s Resolutions and other life changes are:

  1. Making resolutions we don’t want to keep
  2. Not being willing to suffer self compulsion
  3. Not bringing the Lord into the process
  4. Failing to fail successfully.

If we want to stick to a life change we have to work through these challenges: know that part of us doesn’t want to change and that we are going to have to do it anyway, ask the Lord for help, and don’t let failure discourage us.


Rev. Derrick Lumsden


Listen Now

Ezekiel 18:21-23; Emanuel Swedenborg, New Jerusalem and It’s Heavenly Doctrines 28, 32; Secrets of Heaven 1937; Mark 11:22-24; Luke 11:5-8

Daily Inspiration

"There is no such thing as mere chance and what seems to be haphazard, or fortune, is Providence at work in the last and lowest degree of order, in which all things are subject to comparative inconstancy."

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