"Change is hard!"
"Change is good!"
"Change is necessary!"
There are so many opinions out there about change, and these
"changing times." As we draw close to a new year, many people will
create New Year's Resolutions that are based on trying to change
something about themselves.
"I've got to CHANGE," they think, but then they fall right back in
to old patterns and habits and they feel bad about themselves.
Telling yourself you need to CHANGE implies that there is something
currently WRONG with you.
For most people that assessment is simply dis-empowering, and it
does not help you achieve your goals.
If you focus on what is wrong about yourself, you will repeat it.
Here's what to do instead:
Reveal the REAL you. This results in change but it doesn't force
you to change.
How do you do it?
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
say that caterpillar is changed? That caterpillar is transformed.
But you know what? Butterfly was in that wormy creature's DNA
Could the caterpillar have lived and died without ever achieving its
destiny? Sure. It could have been squashed, frozen, or died
early. It could have gone to seminars and read all the books about
how to become a butterfly, but until it creates its own chrysalis,
it would have remained just a fuzzy worm.
You are created in the image of the living God. You are a spirit
being. You have a soul and you live in a body.
Do not let that body rule over you. YOU keep it in subjection. You
can learn to control your emotions, control your actions, control
what goes in your mouth, what goes in your ears, what goes in front
of your eyes, what gets in your heart, what you do with your body.
You are in control.
If you are currently overweight, start nourishing and strengthening
your lean and fit self, and the fat will certainly melt away.
As Renaissance artist Michelangelo said, "I saw the angel in the
marble and I carved until I set him free."
You are an artist, and you are the sculpture. You can do this thing.
"You have to BE before you can do, and you have to DO before you
can have." – Zig Ziglar
What do you truly want your life to look like? What do you want to
achieve? What do you want to acquire? What do you want to give away?
It all starts with simply BEING. You are a wonderful, perfect
human Being. You hold within yourself all the DNA to see your
dreams come true. If you can see a different future, than you
have the power to get there.
Step #2. Renew Your Mind
If you have been stuck in the same defeated patterns for any
length of time than it's because you hold a certain image of yourself.
It means your body is doing a perfect job of living out the habits
that support that self-image. Trying to change from the outside
will put you into a frustrating place of striving and internal
How do you renew your mind for transformation?
A. Meditate on Truth
B. Put it into practice
Next week we'll talk more about what that means.
Until then, your assignment is to get clear on who you really are.
Despite any negative things you may have heard from yourself or
anyone else, you are created to be a masterpiece.
Feed the vision.
Keep playing to win and enjoy your game.
I'm in your corner!