Making Texas a better place starts with each individual being a catalyst for change. We need to ask ourselves, “A hundred years from now, will it have made a difference that I lived? Did I wake up every day and give my best? Did I keep my heart of compassion open, helping others, giving, caring? Did I give credit to God for the good things in my life?” Each of us should be determined that Texas (as well as our fellow Texans) will be better off because of us. Let each of us declare, “I’m going to make a difference.”

Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church, in Houston.

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