Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way that you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect”. (NLT)
When a person continues to do what they have always done, that person will continue to get the same results.
If it isn’t broken, then it doesn’t need to be fixed. A change is needed when a person is not satisfied with the results they are getting. If you want better, you have to do better.
How a change is being made can have an impact on the outcome of the change. When someone allows themselves to be conformed, their change is coming from outside pressure. When a person’s change is coming from being transformed, their change is starting from the inside.
Over a period of time when change has not occurred, a person can become comfortable with a situation or what has been happening. This can be identified as being in a “comfort zone”.
If someone is comfortable with being in a “comfort zone”, it can be difficult to make a decision to make or accept a change that will move that person out of their “comfort zone”.
Hebrews 12 1:2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.* Because of the joy* awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne”. (NLT)
Fear can be looked at as a weight that will slow down a change that a person is trying to make. Because of fear, a person may be reluctant to making a change from what they know, to something that is unknown or different.
Over coming fear can start with the way a person thinks and their thoughts. In other words making a change can start with the way a person thinks.
Philippians 4:8-9 “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise”. (NLT)
Changing the way a person thinks, can start with changing what is being focused on.
Colossians 3:2 “Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth”. (NLT)
Focusing on the supernatural, and not the natural can give strength and vision to someone that wants, and is trying to make a change.
Father in heaven, it is my prayer that your people who are called by your Name, will look to You for strength, vision and wisdom that will help them make the needed changes their lives to live victorious lives. In Jesus name…Amen.
Continuing in His service…Rev