In this post Larry talks about finding the motivation to make crucial changes when you feel weak. Now here’s Larry.
How do you respond to change? Many have switched to wearing masks in public with ease. Being safe is worth the inconvenience. But other personal improvements require more effort than remembering to wear a mask.
We all want to become better people. But lasting internal change requires God’s help.
The Bible calls this change repentance. Repentance is turning from one thing so we can pursue another. Biblical repentance creates closeness with God and distance from whomever or whatever is unhealthy.
How can we make changes when our desire or ability is weak?
Make Changes Because of Him (Jn 14:21, Rev 2:1-5)
Various circumstances have moved me to make changes. Both looming consequences and a profound sense of right and wrong have served to redirect my course. Yet, what a difference when I made changes because I wanted to show God love. Those changes were deeper and more lasting.
I used to allow my shyness to rule my life. A monumental change came to me when as a young man I decided to honor God instead of my fear. I stood outside a Christian gathering where I knew no-one nor what might happen inside. I told God I would go in because of what He meant to me. In that meeting I made friendships that were dear and instrumental in guiding the direction and quality of my life.
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