Proverbs 23:7 “As he thinks within himself, so is he"
What we think is the truest indicator of how we’ll behave. Behavior always follows belief. Character is the ultimate outworking of our convictions. The stuff that rattles around in our mind will one day work it’s way out in our life. Yes, the stuff that dominates our thinking will surely direct our steps.
What we think will either strengthen or undermine our resolve. If we have flimsy belief systems we’ll have broken resolutions. But if what we think and believe is rock solid and unshakable, we’ll be able to withstand storms of adversity and our resolutions will still be intact.
Successful resolutions are not a mystery. It’s not about mustering enough self-will every day to slog through the resistance of Satan. Resolutions, at the core, are a matter of belief. This is why Paul says in Philippians that peace is ultimately the product of “thinking" about the right things and “practicing” those thoughts with right living (Philippians 4:8-9).
This is why the Christ follower has the greatest shot at the toughest challenges we face. God has armed us with the truth that can build strong core conviction. And the stronger that conviction the stronger our resolve.