College Life

A Year of Opportunity

So what are your "New Year's resolutions"? They always seem to pop up about now. During these first few weeks of January, we often hear—or find ourselves saying—things like "This year, I'm going to go to the gym every day!" or "I'm going to learn a new language this year" or "I'm going to conquer my fear of spiders." After all, with a new year comes a new lifestyle, right?

Most people don't think of resolutions as long lasting. They are just something you make a big deal about around the New Year but most likely will forget about by February. Although New Year's resolutions are presented as a joke, they don't have to be. They can very well be serious. It's all about commitment.

Think about it like this. A year is over. We have filled it with either good or bad decisions, and now we have a new, perfectly clean year in front of us. We have a choice: we can either use our time in it for good, or we can waste it. You are going to get this opportunity only once. The past is over and gone—the time we have before us is all that we have. Will you resolve now to change the direction that your life is going in and bring it more toward Christ? Are you willing to hold to your commitment? You don't need to make a New Year's resolution; you just have to make a choice to dedicate your life to God and stick to it. It's simple, yet it's hard. But it will be worth it in the end. So step out!

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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