Change – by your efforts

Posted on Posted in Challenge, Potential


 

      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.
      John 14:26

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.
      Prov 3:5-6