“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
One of the main reasons people generally put up resistance to change, and why ultimately a change process fail is because persons have not bought into the idea of change.
Another reason is fear of change in itself – fear of the unknown and what they cannot yet see. Many lack the courage to change while others simply do not know how.
Resistance comes in many forms and you will hear such things like:-
- We’ve always done it this way for years and it has worked every time.
- It’s not broken, so why fix it
- That’s just the way I am and I’m not changing for nobody
The resistance to change not only comes from the individual, but the world at large who lead many to believe that in order to be a great man/woman in society, all that is required of us is to be respectable, decent and reasonable in whatever we do.
I guarantee you, it’s an easy way but one which holds no one accountable for their actions. It gives the ones who follow that course a sense of belonging, and an outward facade that falls short of gaining entrance into the kingdom of God and eternal life.
Change, I believe is good, but in order for it to be most effective and for anyone to become a true and upright citizen in the Kingdom of God, there must be an inner change.
We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very insecure in the pond you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.” – C Joy Bell C
Here now are some ways you can have inner change without even thinking about it or even feeling burdened by it –
1.) Talk yourself through it
There are some things in life in which you will make no headway with unless you talk your way through it – change happens to be one of them. It stems from the fact that we don’t think we need to change in the first instance.
2.) Practice daily meditation
The practice of daily meditation is not only therapeutic, but it will help you to identify and recognize the areas in your life that need changing. It is during this daily exercise that you begin to connect with a higher power that will drive the positive changes you need to make in your life.
3.) Study God’s word daily
It is imperative that we study daily and become students of the word of God. His word gives instructions, guidance, direction, correction, healing and brings deliverance to us, regardless of the circumstances we are faced with.
God’s word is the light and the lamp to our feet that helps us to navigate through the darkness of this world. It is the compass that helps us to keep us on the straight and narrow road that leads us to abundant and eternal life through Christ.
The transformational work that comes as a result of Christ’s work of grace in and through our heart is simply amazing. I am a witness to much change in my own life which could have only come about as a result of God’s work from the inside out.
4.) Pray about it
Nothing beats the power of prayer and the changes that come about in our lives as a result. I am not talking about the superficial prayers we often pray such as, ‘thank you for my spared life today Lord. Bless my family, my friends, my cat and my dog and my bank account with plenty finances, amen.’
I am referring to the prayers that comes from deep down out of your belly, and out of the depth of your soul where the Spirit of God is allowed in to do the deep cleaning and bring revelation of the things that are out of alignment with the word of God.
He will not just reveal what needs to be changed, but will show us the direction in which to go to bring about the change.
5.) Guard your heart
There is no doubt that we are bombarded by tons of negativity around us on a daily basis whether through the internet, TV, radio, media houses through news papers and magazines. So one of the ways in which you guard your heart is to carefully select what you take into your spirit by way of your eyes or ears.
6.) Go to a faith believing Church that upholds God’s laws
The church is the body of Christ and His government here upon this earth that is responsible for upholding His laws and to bring about change in the lives of His people. It is also the means by which His kingdom is established and the purpose of each one of us is fulfilled.
7.) Surround yourself with positive thinking people
The road is not always smooth and easy. As a result, we tend to get discouraged, lose hope and if we are not careful, we fall away from the faith into apostasy where we abandon our religious belief and Godly principles.
It is therefore good to have people in your inner circle who are strong in the faith and who will not only hold you accountable to living your life by the standard of God’s word, but will encourage, motivate, inspire, pick you up when you fall and cheer you on along life’s journey.
Change must be mutual among both parties who will be most affected by the change. When change starts from within, it brings growth and a wealth of abundance into your life.
True and lasting change begins from the inside which is then demonstrated by your outward actions.
QUESTION: Was this post helpful in bringing about changes in your life? What is it that you struggle with the most that you need help with to change? What else would you add to this list? Let’s talk about it in the comment box below.
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