As the days go by in this first month of the year 2014, are we making any headway on the resolutions we’ve made to improve  our lives? The year will bring changes for us all whether we like them or not. But what will make us successful in keeping our New Year’s resolutions?
I read some words of wisdom when I was seventeen and I still remember them. I don’t know which ancient scholar first wrote the lines but a contemporary translation would go something like this:
“If you seem unable to change things in your life,
first change your ideas about those things.”
Lots of us hope we can achieve our goals this year but we don’t have a lot of faith in doing so. We hope to, but there is no power in hope. There is no creative energy in saying “I hope I can. I wish I could, I want to.” Or even saying “I’m going to try to…” – these words are not going to make us successful.
Excerpt from the book, The Celestial Proposal:

We must believe wholeheartedly that whatever we hope for is possible, so that spiritual forces can come into play. And if we align ourselves with a higher power, then

“Everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:23).

Our belief system is the whole key. We cannot gain the spiritual power of faith by our own strength or mental willpower. It is necessary to yield to God’s powerful presence in order to override the old circuits of our negative thought patterns. That’s why we are encouraged to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). For when we align each manufactured thought with what we know to be the ways of the Great Ones, where truly anything is possible, our own creative power springs forth in quantum leaps and bounds.
Taking a quantum leap of faith means, we actually believe there will be metaphysical changes to our physical reality in life. Faith has to be accepted as a metaphysical process.

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
So we don’t say “Good Luck with your New Years Resolutions.” We say, “Have faith!”