Keller: Change the things that need changing

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 4, 2020

As we say good-bye to 2019 and welcome 2020, I would like to change the things in my life that need changing.

Over the past year, a few people have accused me of talking a better game than I walk. I’ve also been told that I’m not a great example as a Christian. When you hear things like that about yourself, it ruffles your feathers a little, but then I’m reminded that open rebuke is better than secret love.

The Bible says that the truth will set you free. It may hurt initially, but if it’s the truth, it should be something used to build on and become a better person.

My goals for 2020 are to allow God to increase in my life and for the old Harold Keller, with all his pride, selfishness, and condemning spirit, to decrease. I want to be honest with people and especially honest with the person I’ve cheated the most – me.

The legacy I would like to leave is for my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to say that I had integrity, was faithful, was always punctual, had a great attitude, and was full of enthusiasm. It’s scary knowing that I have such a long way to go.

I humbly ask God for wisdom and direction in overcoming my many character defects. As I allow God to work in my life, I also ask that He use me as a vessel to reach out to the many troubled, lonely, and hurting in today’s world.

One of my main burdens has been for the suffering alcoholic and drug addict. My New Year’s message to them is to be encouraged by the word “new.” Regardless if it’s a new year, a new week, or a new day, we can decide to start a new life.

The first step is to admit that you have a problem and are sick and tired of the old life. The second step is to make a call for help. I offer my personal service to anyone who has a desire to change to a better way of life.

Happy New Year!

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or e-mail