Thursday, 30 December 2010

New Year Revolution

Is it really possible to change yourself?

They say a leopard can't change it's spots and every year millions of people prove that proverb when they make resolutions which don't last a week.

Have you decided what yours will be this year? Let me help you.  Eat less chocolate.  Exercise more.  Visit granny more often. Work harder.

Or maybe you're a religious type and you want more worthy goals.  Read your Bible more. Pray more. Give more to Church.  Give more to Charity.

All these things are good so why is it that so few of them last?  Simply because we try to do them by ourselves, under our own steam, by our own power.  We do not have the power to change ourselves we need someone else to do it for us.

We must work with the Holy Spirit to meet goals worthy of God to work towards.  Important as the things mentioned above are they should not be our primary target.  Our resolution should be this; to become more like Jesus.  This will remain a resolution of ours until the day we die.  This is our life's work.

Of course this is impossible without first having the Spirit of God within us.  That is the first step, that is a revolution of the soul.  When we accept the lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit lives in us then we can begin a new life never mind a new year.

If everyone seriously worked towards this goal, if everyone became more like Jesus every day, how different would the world be?

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