I have a challenge for everyone this year. Rather than making multiple resolutions that we may or may not keep, why not try this instead? Dedicate yourself to "live as Jesus lived, love as Jesus loved, and serve as Jesus served." I have a feeling that if we all did these three things, any resolutions we may have made will be taken care of!
How can we do this? Well, the first step is to follow a couple of Jesus commands: to love one another as Jesus loves us and to (as the Great Commission commands us) "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
If every Christian took those two commands to heart, what a change we would see! As we loved one another, petty fights and disagreements would disappear. Those in need would be helped. The lost would be actively sought out and loved into the kingdom. Instead of worrying about "what's in it for me?" we would ask, "What can I do for others?"
Let us all do our part to make 2010 the year we finally get busy with the work the Lord has for us and stop wasting time on the the things that don't matter!