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Resolution – 2016-12-12

1. a firm decision to do or not to do something.
“she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more”
synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan; More
2. the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.

1. (of a problem, question, or dispute) not resolved.
“a number of issues remain unresolved”
2. (of a person) uncertain of what to think or do.
synonyms: undecided, unsettled, undetermined, uncertain, open, pending, open to debate/question, moot, doubtful,

I like to think of resolution, as re(solving) the things you can, and not letting the past hinder you from moving forward. I see resolution as acknowledging and taking responsibility for your own actions, inactions, successes and failures and not letting them hinder you from what you are called to do… moving forward in spite of what others might think. I love the quote, “Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”

Not everyone will understand, not all situations can be resolved. Forgiveness doesn’t make either party right or wrong, but it looks like moving forward anyway, most likely with better boundaries, but not being held captive by past actions.

In that light, unresolved looks to me like keeping one foot stuck firmly in the past. It reminds me of a horse being hobbled to a post – it can move in circles, but can’t go anywhere. Unresolved often looks like being held captive by others expectations or by what they think you think or believe you feel. You can’t always resolve the misinterpretations of others. Sometimes they just speak a different language or are stuck in their own thoughts and ideas, so are unable or unwilling to learn a new thing.

Sometimes you just need to shake off the voices of the critics, and do what you are called to do. It doesn’t have to make sense to anyone – sometimes not even to ourselves.. In fact, doing what God calls you to do, will rarely make sense according to the world’s standards, but the only system of measurement that counts is God’s. He uses accurate and true weights as opposed to a value system that fluctuates at every cross wind.

unresolved – uncertain, a problem not resolved. Problems come and go, sometimes without solution. These are not worth my time and effort for I am resolved…

I am resolved to follow Jesus. Those things in my life and future which can and need to be solved, have solid answers in Him. My resolution is to hang on to Christ and focus on that which is important to Him.