Psalm 112 speaks about the blessings of those who honor God. Their hearts will be steadfast, they will trust in the Lord, they will not succumb to fear and their resolve will be firm.
When the nation of Israel was about to enter the promised land God said to them:
Don’t waver in resolve. Don’t fear. Don’t hesitate. Don’t panic. God, your God, is right there with you, fighting with you against your enemies, fighting to win.” (Deuteronomy 20:4 Message)
When Paul wrote to the Corinthian church he said:
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2 NIV)
The word Resolve means to make up one’s mind, to make a firm decision about something.
Resoluteness means to have a fixity of purpose.
There is no doubt that without Resolve or Resoluteness we will never be able to enter into the blessings, the promises or the inheritance that God has for each one of us.
Anything of real value will always require resolve and a fixity of purpose to attain.
Jack Nicklaus said, “Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.”
He became one of the greatest golfers of all time for precisely that reason, he resolved never to give up.
Let’s have that same resolve and fixity of purpose as we Reset, Reframe and Renew at the beginning of this new year, so that we are steadfast, unwavering and resolute in all that we do!