Change, is it possible?

BethanySMC - Thursday, 26 January 2012 07:50

Ask this question to any drug addict or an alcoholic; ask this question to anyone whose conscience has no rest for all the things they had done. Ask those who are locked up in prison cells or those who, year after year, remain disabled in their sick bed. How does future and hope look for them? Is it possible at all for a mortal man to change? Maybe we have as much a chance to change as a leopard has to change his spots? Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil. Je.13:23

 We are so accustomed to do evil that at any attempt to do otherwise we go not without a struggle. Many lives are struggling day in and day out while others have given up the fight altogether. We often hear that God changes people, from time to time bright testimonies of changed lives shine through the darkness and we are encouraged by it. However, when we cry out to God to change us we see merely no difference and the expected change doesn’t last long. Again and again we ask the same question: change, is it possible?

If you can relate to any of the above situations, I want to assure you by the word of God that change is possible! Do not give up the fight, rather, re-examine your strategy and consider other weapons that perhaps you have not tried. Either you desire to be free from addiction, leave the sin that drags you down, be a better testimony of Christ, a better worker, or a servant that God wants you to be – there is hope! God truly changes things and people in worst circumstances possible!

In my search for change in my personal life I began to realize that without God – true change is close to impossible, especially when we get stuck in life. If God will not give us His grace, all our efforts to change are good for nothing. Although, grace is unmerited divine help, there is something we can do to obtain it in the time that we need it the most.

God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble 1Peter 5:5-6, and according to 2 Cor. 3:17-18, God changes those who look at Him and His glory!  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

Try this strategy! Instead of wasting your efforts to do it yourself, tell God how weak you are and how much you need His help. Picture Jesus on the cross dying for you and sincerely ask forgiveness for all your sins. Ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit and anoint you eyes so you can see things of God. Set aside some time to be in His presence so you can see His glory. It’s not going to happen if all you have is 5-10 min a day for that. Set aside some time. Ask nothing and look for nothing, except that His glory be revealed to you. Call it a fast or anything you want, but get to that place where you see God. In humility accept everything that God will speak to you through His word. Keep Him in sight all the time. Strive to go deeper that His cross will have a meaning for you.

I assure you that God will take you to a place you’ve never dreamed of, change your life that you will be amazed. Change by the Spirit of the Lord! Perhaps your circumstances will not change, but you will be a new man or woman in this regard.

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