Union Ridge Church

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

by Reverend Dan on February 2, 2022
It’s that time of year where New Year’s resolutions begin to drop by the wayside. Every year I read articles about how to make this year’s resolution “stick”, and then a few weeks later an article about why they didn’t. It wasn’t until recently, however, that the reason we give up on resolutions hit me. Someone said to me, “Well, my resolution to go to the gym four times a week is history”, and BAM – there it was. We tend to make resolutions that address the means to an end and not the end itself. Going to the gym is a wonderful thing, but if that is the end goal we can fulfill that goal by walking in the gym, going to the smoothie bar, having a fruity drink, and leaving. It’s the reason we go that matters. Going to the gym is just an end to a means – the goal should be getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle. The same applies with church. Why do you go? Is it to check something off your list? Is it to catch up on the latest goings on in the community? (Lots of folks think the hotbeds of gossip in the community are the beauty shop and the barber shop. Nope. It’s the church.) The reason we go to church is to worship and praise God. To feel a sense of community and belonging to a holy family. The church is just the means to an end, and that end is a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.