Some say, “That’s the way I am and I can’t change.” Don’t you think that’s a very limited way of thinking? We can all change if we really want to…but we have to want to…that is the key. We have to recognize that maybe the way we are is detrimental to our own peace of mind and that the way we are can also be detrimental to our relationships.
After recognizing things about myself that I didn’t like, I set about to change them. Do I think more change is needed? It is always a work in progress.
Scripture is a good place to look regarding changing. Romans 12:2 says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” that was my beginning many years ago. I took that scripture and ran with it.
Jeremiah 7:5 says, “If you really change your ways and your actions, and deal with each other justly,”…extremely good for mending relationships.
Matthew 18:3 says, “Truly I tell you, unless you change…” and Ephesians 4:23 “ to be made new in the attitude of your minds;”
Of course, there are those who think scripture is not to be believed but I believe it. I know the difference it makes in my life and in that regard, it doesn’t really matter what some say.
This prompted me to think of Jesus words in Mathew “Who do you say that I am” Every time I think of or hear his question I feel compelled to reverse it, and prayerfully ask God “who do you say that “I” am”. Then I have to be honest with myself and see my needs as they are. No compromise allowed. Congratulations on your journey I’m glad you started it as we all benefit from it.
Thanks, Murland. I appreciate your comments always.
The whole purpose of Christ’s infinitive, continuing atonement is to make us new creatures in him, to teach us, to life us, to create us in his image, to enlighten, uplift, nurture, heal, improve, and bring us to new heights of mind and spirit. He does this for you and me, for all humanity, every moment of every day our whole lives long. It is but for us to accept the invitation, to accept the correction, to accept the atoning influence.