That change is necessary is beyond argument,
however, what makes change sure and permanent?
Of course we want things to be better in our lives,
… and generally we are the ones who need to change.
Yet, in most cases we rely on our own efforts and strength,
… the same efforts that actually brought us to where we are,
efforts that are unlikely to bring success!
Consider this …
If I am the source and thus the power behind the change,
… then I also have to maintain the change by my efforts!
Yet seeing the change is necessary because of what I got myself into,
… then me being the source and power to sustain it,
has no foundation and will most certainly not work!
Any change that is the result of our own effort,
… has to be maintained by our effort.
So clearly, on our own we won’t make it, we need help!
… God’s help and God’s favour.
As Jesus explained …
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send
in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your
remembrance all things that I said to you.
True change comes from the inside,
… and we have the Creator Himself abiding in us,
As we hear Him, and depend on Him,
… change will not only be easy, but complete!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.