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New Years Resolutions – Tween Style
By Roselyn Barrios
Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great year so far. This issue we’re talking about New Year’s Resolutions!
I feel like tweens should not really have that many resolutions because we’re still growing up and learning about ourselves. If you guys are wondering what you should be looking forward to, think of how you might want to change some things about your attitude. Are you nice to people? Are you rude? Are you sassy to your parents? We all need to think about this stuff because we would want to be the kind of person God would like to see us be. You might be a shy person, but this is the time you can resolve to change and instead start going out and talking to other people and interact with them. You might also want to change things with school. If you’re doing bad, then start studying! And if you think you are already doing that, study more and more until your grade goes up. You could also pay more attention in class if you’re not already. It could be difficult, but I would recommend looking over your notes at least the night before so you can understand the subject.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” To me this verse speaks to me because I feel as though it is telling us that we don’t have to change immediately, that there is always a time and place to change. Maybe now might not be the time, or maybe it is. The only thing we have to keep in mind is that God loves us anyways and He wants the best for us. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” See, God knows what’s best for us and He’ll give us a sign when it’s time to do something about our lives if we haven’t already. His plans for us don’t mean to harm us (even if they may seem to at the time), but, soon, we’ll know God was in control the whole time. So, what I mean to say is, don’t rush for a change. You’re still young and innocent, but if you want any resolutions, then maybe smile more if you don’t already.
I hope you all have a great year, and may God bless you!