Resolutions

By: 
Denny Newsome

A friend tells me that he never makes New Year's Resolutions anymore because he never keeps them.

 

I can remember all too many resolutions I've made through the years and never kept. I do however; believe resolutions are worth making.

 

Sometimes it's hard for us to admit that we need to make changes. I've heard people say, I have no regrets about my life. If I had it to do over, I'd do it the same way again. For me, that attitude is way too blind and self-serving.

 

There is great power in confession to ourselves, to God and to others. Admitting our shortcomings is the first painful step on the road to something better.

 

"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." Ephesians 4:22-24.

 

~ PMC Chaplain Dennie Newsome may be reached at 606-218-3969.