Why people fear change?
Is it because it hurts or is it because we get too comfortable with who we are in our life?
Change is needed in our lives to help develop us, to get rid of what does not work for something that does work.
With every year that goes by, you have to ask you’re self, what can I change in my life to make me better?
Ephesians 4:22-24 NASB
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth
Wisdom brings change.
Can a person grow without change?
In order to grow one must make drastic changes in order accomplish a specific task.
God’s word says,
1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
Change from the way we thought when we are young by putting away foolish talking, walking, dressing, and breaking bad habits.
Change from talking means to speak so the world could understand you.
Change from walking like you had been in a car accident.
Change from dressing like children who do not understand about proper attire for the right occasion.
Change from bad habits and addictions that would one day ruin your life.
That old man and old Habits are hard to change.
They are part of the old guard.
The old life style.
The way this world operates for the ruler of this world is in opposition with the ways of God.
But, the Father has set us free and we being free should never return to the old man we once were.
Romans 7:6 ESV
But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
Be not weary of change, because change in your life could save your life.
You must gravitate towards change.
Change in one’s self will lead to a successful life style.
The pull of the world will remain, but take heart you have power to outlast it.
John 16:33 ESV
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Change for us has been made easier because we follow after Christ.
By building up inside you a strong desire to be Christ like, change will be made easy with the power of the Holy One to help us cleanse and renew our minds.
Change will then bring a freedom to operate they God intended you to be from the beginning.
Change into the image of Christ
2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
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