As creatures in time, change is no stranger to us. Time, after all, is a measurement of change. Yet for all that, change can be one of the most railed against and dreaded things in our lives. The reasons are complex, but one of them is surely because some changes are huge… life-altering even. In this post, a result of my own prayers and introspection today, I offer four sources that seem, to me anyway, necessary for making lasting change in one’s life.
This one seems obvious, but many overlook God today. God is the One Who constantly holds existence in the proverbial palm of His hand. He sustains creation from moment to moment and providentially provides for all our needs. He is the primary source and inspiration for any changes we could ever hope to make.
In order to make a change that lasts, we must begin with gratitude. Gratitude, in turn, leads to a desire to please God with a sacrificial offering of one’s life. We can even get specific here, and offer a particular aspect of life that needs change. God will see our changes through to the end, provided we turn to Him regularly in prayer. Finally, we come to Him full circle with grateful hearts for the change He works in us.