All definitions sound voluntary, don't they?
I know change is not always a choice, but when it is....
If what your doing in some area of your life isn't working....
the choice to move toward change is yours.
We can all make excuses for bad behavior,
I say choose to not make excuses.
For me for example.
I can complain about my weight till the cows come home,
there home, and I did.
Often proclaiming the excuse, I don't have time to work out.
Truth be told, I just don't like to work out.
Eating a lot and what I eat, I do have a choice and I chose to change it.
If it's not good for me, I choose not to buy it. If you bring it home you will likely eat it.
I may not have time for a gym...
I do have time to stay off the couch and keep moving.......
it all adds up.
We can also make excuses for bad behavior
ours or others.
No excuses.....if it's bad it needs to change,
except for very rare instances, it's a choice.
If we make excuses for an others bad behavior,
what on earth might be their reason to change if it continues to work for them?
It's easy to blame others for your behavior,
truth is you are driving this truck!
Make different choices, no one makes you do anything.
What is it that you wish to change?
Weight, forgiveness, temper, relationship, income, negativity, worry?
The list is really one that may never end.
Whatever it is, your best bet in changing it is
read everything you can find on the topic.
Seek out answers to change whatever it is!
Little kids blame others,
Adults...take a good honest look at themselves,
and make changes as needed, regardless of how you got there.
Changes that will benefit self and those you love.
Why does that not sound appealing to you??
So often it's pride standing in your way of change.
Do you really understand pride?
C.S. Lewis, another top contender for having had the greatest impact for Christ in the twentieth century, called pride “the great sin.” Every believer should read his chapter by that title in Mere Christianity. There Lewis said,
According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind…
… it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began.1If this sounds like exaggeration, it will help us to know that Lewis is not simply giving us his private opinion but summarizing the thinking of great saints through the ages. Augustine and Aquinas both taught that pride was the root of sin.2 Likewise Calvin, Luther, and many others. Make no mistake about it: pride is the great sin. It is the devil’s most effective and destructive tool.
I often pray that God will show me the areas I need to make changes in my life.
There is always something.....
and I'm aware pride can take the lead very easily.
I'm encouraging all ...if you need to make changes...do so!
Chances are, the changes you make,
will change your life as you know it today, and for the better!
Pride....break the hold it has on you, why wouldn't you?
If you think pride is not an issue ever, well...
perhaps re read what C.S. Lewis says about pride...
The desire to change that which is not working for you....it's what echos from my heart today.