The Hardest, Easiest Thing We Need To Do
We long for it. And yet, we resist it. We claim we want it. But then we fight it almost every step of the way when the time actually comes. It reminds me a little of an annual physical. You know it needs to happen but you do your best to postpone it as long as possible 🙂
Over the last 3 days we have looked at some snapshots regarding change. In case you missed it, I’ll review them for you. There are 3 critical components when it comes to embracing and experiencing change in our lives:
- Let go of your past
- Let go of your pain
- Let go of your plan
Today, I want to add a fourth consideration. In many ways this is the key element, the catalyst that brings about the change itself. Ready? Okay, here we go…
The world’s wisest man wrote the following words, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” It is impossible to overstate the connection between our mind and our behavior. Our thought life will eventually and always find expression in our choices (and subsequently in the ensuing consequences of those choices). I have often found it very interesting to note that the word “repent” in the NT literally is a word that means “to change the way you think.” The idea is any change in behavior, choices, etc. must and always begins in the mind. Little wonder that God tells us to be “transformed by the renewing of our minds.” Change what you think… change who you are.
Our thoughts are either the catalysts for growth or the seeds of our downfall. Now, I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s not. It’s work… hard work at times. But if you win the battle in your mind, the rest will fall in line. If you really want to see change in your life, you need to start with your mind. Let God and His Word begin to transform your thinking and in time those changes you seek will soon be a reality.
Want to check out the other 3 keys to change? Click on any image below to read more. Take care.