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I Am Resolved

James 4:17 

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"Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin." (NASB)

Have you made your New Year's Resolutions yet? Though he is only four years old, Cole Robbins is getting in the spirit of New Year's Resolutions. He said that putting away toys "is a good idea because you don't want to step on something sharp." Further, he thinks it is important to wash your hands "because you don't want to spread germs," but when the reporter from The Southern Illinoisan asked him "if he'd commit to the resolutions himself," he changed the subject.

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It is much easier to envision good resolutions than to make them. Like most people little Cole has a good understanding of the right thing to do. His problem isn't with knowing what the right thing to do is, but in deciding to do it. 

Setting a goal or making a resolution is one thing, sticking to it is another. MyGoals.com list four key ingredients for accomplishing your goals:

1. Choose the Right New Year Resolution(s) 

2. Create a Plan 

3. Stay on Track 

4. Remain Flexible and Keep on Going

As MyGoals.com points out, the decision to act doesn't insure success. Think of it like this, if there is more to doing right than knowing the right thing to do, then there is also more to it than deciding to do the right 

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