I asked what you thought inspired or provoked change in your lives.
I got nada. I realize that this could be a touch subject for those of you who are going through change, or trying to ignore the inevitable, so here are my brainstorm results:
- Lack of results in what you are doing currently.
- Life events such as birth, marriage, death…
- Time constraints
- The end of a thing
- The beginning of a thing
- and much more……….
Yet why does change being provoked not trips any results, or at least good results?
The answer is simple: we will always fail at trying to change ourselves. Especially for the wrong reasons.
If we could change ourselves, why do we need a Savior?
Matthew 17 says it like so:
“Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins.
If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.
No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
Jesus should be the reason we want to change.
What are your thoughts? What is something you have tried to change without God’s help, and possibly for the wrong reasons?
Were you successful?
Thanks for stopping by Beloved, and for enduring the brainstorm. ❤ Melinda
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Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others.
I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile.
Blessings to you and yours,
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