Are you struggling to make needed changes in your life?
Whether you’re an addict trying to stay sober, wanting to lose weight, repairing an unhealthy relationship, trying to get on a better schedule, or just making it through life difficulties; we all struggle with changes.
You don’t feel like finding a 12 Step accountability partner.
You don’t feel like starting the exercise program at the gym.
You don’t feel like going through relationship counseling.
You don’t feel like turning off the TV so you’ll be rested tomorrow.
You don’t feel like reading the Bible for guidance today.
Usually we can’t trust our feelings. It’s certainly dangerous to allow ourselves to be led by them. Instead, we should discern what the next right thing is and do it.
“Do the right thing even when it feels wrong!” ~ Joyce Meyer
It’s easy to sit back and say, “I’m gonna do this or that.” But unless we actually do something, it will just be a bunch of words that mean nothing. We can’t forget people are watching us; friends and family members, most especially our children. Our credibility may be on the line and we don’t even know it.
“If we want what other people have, we must be willing to do what they did to get it.” ~Joyce Meyer
Sometimes we may need to go through the motions until our heart gets in sync with our actions…
Act as if or Fake it til you make it. (Wikipedia’s definition)
~ to imitate confidence so that as the confidence produces success, it will generate real confidence.
Whatever it takes!!
We long for things to be different, healthier, to live a transformed life.
But we are afraid to change.
When we realize we don’t have to walk the path of change alone, that fear is removed.
God can give us the needed courage, determination and peace to take the necessary steps that will bring the desired changes. But it’s up to us. We have to reach out for His hand before He will help us.
Let’s pull ourselves together with a good attitude; pick up our Bible and walk with the Lord.
In the strength of His promises, we can do the work to change for the better!
God is the one who began this good work in you, and I am certain that He won’t stop before it is complete…~ Philippians 1:6 (Contemporary English Version)