Do you want to make a change in your life? Are you willing to make a change yourself? We often want God to change something without us having to make a change in our own lifestyle or ourselves. We can not expect a change if we continue to do what we have been doing. we have to be willing to do something different if we want to see the change that we desire.
God can make miracles happen but most of the time he will give us nugges of what we need to do for a change to happen. He will give us what we need to be successful at it but we do have to be willing to something different. .
We have to face fears and uncomfortable feelings sometimes if we want to see a change in our lives. But the good news is that those feelings won’t last long. We have the ability to sit threw a feeling and not react to the desires that the feeling is giving us. Feelings are fickle and they do pass. If we do not feed our feelings they will get weaker and more manageable. But, far too.often, we allow the avoidance of uncomfortable feelings to keep us from making a change that would turn our lives around and allow us to experience joy, peace, contentment, and fulfillment. As long as our feelings are running the show we will never make lasting change or be completely satisfied with life.
Pacrastination, and if we’re to be honest, laziness, is another way that we stand in the way of the changes that we want to see in our lives. We put off doing what we need to do for whatever excuse it is that we tell ourselves and prolong the process of making the change. But there is no better time than right now to start doing what we need to do. There is a way that we can do it. We have to give up the reasoning and excuses if we are going to take a step forward.
A truth that I did not like hearing but was what I needed to hear is, “we go after what we really want. If we really want to go hang out with a friend or buy ourselves something we figure a way out for it to happen, right. You have to want the change more than you want to stay the same, keep going with the way things are. You have to be willing to be uncomfortable for a little while in order to get what you really want.” We say that we want things, and part of us really does, but there is also another want in you that you are struggling with. Ex. You may want to get out of a bad relationship but you also do not want to be lonely. You stay in the relationship because you don’t want to feel loneliness and you are miserable the entire time. Verses you could end the relationship and have moments of being lonely in the beginning instead of being miserable the whole time. You want out of the relationship but you don’t want to feel lonely so you have to decide that you will face moments of feeling lonely so that you can ultimately be happier and free of the bad relationship.
We will do what we need to do to get what we really want. And if you notice that you want a change but are not making moves to make the change happen, you need to think about what other want is holding you back. Once you figure it out you can choose which one you want more and take action accordingly. Nobody can do the work for us and nobody can make us make the change. It is up to us to do what we need to do while God is doing what we can not do. I guess the real questions that we should ask ourselves is, “how bad do I want it? How bad do I want a change? Do I want the change more than I want things to stay the same as they are right now?”