What is a good New Year’s Resolution for my family? I fail my New Year’s Resolution every year, should I even make one for 2016? Why is it that every time I resolve to do something great, I start to feel powerless and incapable? When is it OK to give up, give over, or keep fighting? Where can I find the strength to keep going when I want to give up on my commitments? How can I recognize what calls come from God, and which from my own will?
“It seems like a contradiction, to feel called to do more in areas where we feel like we’re already failing. But, it calls us to trust and rely on God. It’s a difficult place to walk, but a beautiful place to be.” -Kari Curran
“The experience of coming face-to-face with our human limits and inabilities, is The Lord reminding us a divine call requires divine empowerment if it’s going to bear fruit.” -Dr. Tom Curran
Happy New Year’s Eve! The Currans discuss two complementary statements “I can’t go on” and “I must go on.” Kari shares stories and reflections on past New Year’s Resolutions. Tom identities the pattern of a call from God: hearing the call, facing incapacity, feeling powerless, and then being empowered by God.