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Losing weight, getting more education and managing debt and stress top the U.S. Government’s list of most popular resolutions for a new year. Certainly, self-betterment in things like health or finances is a noble goal. But issues in these areas are often mere symptoms of an underlying spiritual condition relating to whom or what we each believe that we are—our identities. Consequently, we use money, education, work and so many other means to define ourselves and steer our own destinies.As I mentioned in another article, I’m convinced that Satan loves to trap us in an endless cycle of “strategies” for self-improvement. In doing so, he keeps us on a treadmill where we consistently exert much effort, but get virtually nowhere. At the end of the week, month or year, too often we’re in the same condition in search of yet another regimen in which we can find purpose and meaning.