I friend told me yesterday that he challenged his middle school Sunday school class as the new year begins:
You won't be the same person at the end of the year. You will change, for the better or for the worse. What kind of changes would you like to see? What steps can you take to make those changes?
Wow. That is powerful and simple. We can either let life happen to us, or we can take the initiative to create those changes that we want.
Every day we are becoming the person we will finally be. Every day we make choices that make us closer to -- or farther from -- the person we want to be. God can help us make the right choices.