7 Ways To Change Your Life Without Even Thinking About It
“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.
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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.
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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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What a great post
You are right that the best change is one that comes from within. You list awesome ways in which one can change.
Looking at the post all tips are spot on. You have said it all and all I can say is that such advice should be followed. Thank you for sharing.
Good to see my friend. Hope all is well with you and family. I am glad you enjoyed the post and you got something from it. There is no better way to change than when the starting point is on the inside. Everything else just falls in place naturally.
Thanks for stopping by and for your participation in the discussion. Have a great weekend! 🙂
I completely agree. Change has to come from within. You can’t just change the top layer and expect it to be profound.
And honestly it’s easy to have effective change when it comes from the inside out.
Meditation is a great way to intact change. For some odd reason I find that it makes the whole process easier.
Having positive people around you is wonderful also. They serve as that much needed support while you’re making transitions in your life.
One thing I would add is to remind yourself why you’re doing it. It make you more compelled to follow through.
Great stuff Yvonne! Enjoy the rest of the week!!
So nice to see you once again. Hope that your week is going great so far and you are near to achieving the goals and plans you established at the start.
I love your comment! It brought more value to the discussion on the subject of change and transformation. It is one of the tough things that we’ll face in life. Sometimes it can be painful especially when we have to let go. We are creatures of habit and once we do something long enough it becomes a part of us. I believe though that working on the inside then to the outside is the honest and most effective way to lasting change.
For me personally, whenever I try to circumvent the process and not give attention to the inside [heart, mind, emotions, thoughts, attitude etc.] I end up feeling worst than when I started. Having positive people around is a huge plus. Not only are they a great source of encouragement, they hold you accountable all the way through the process and the end results are usually most rewarding.
Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you! 🙂 Enjoy the rest of the week.
Hello Yvonne Ma’am
Thank you again for such an awesome and valuable post. it is very difficult to say which points are better as all are equally important and should be applied soon in our life.
Thank you again for your motivational post.
Hi Yash, wonderful! Glad to hear that you found the post valuable. Application is key to initiating the process of change.
Have a great day/week. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Hey, Yvonne..! This is the first time visiting on your blog, but I found the most favorite topic here…! Thanks for sharing..
The way of successful is changing our life to be a positive person. Honestly, it was really hard to do it.
I admit that I’m currently got some problem that is making to a negative person. I tried to my best to change back myself to be a positive person but I feel like I’m not able to do it or it really hard to do it.
I agree what you mention about god’s words. I think that some time it is so help for us. You know..? Actually, I’m not a man who believe in god, but my best friend did.
I’ve got a problem and he told me that “You are god’ son, you’ll be able to solve it”. It sounds so stupid, but it works for me.
I feel like a big motivate after listen what he said to me
I sure, that what you mentioned about the god is really ture…
thanks for sharing..
Welcome to my blog! So happy that you took the time to stop by and to comment. I appreciate it very much 🙂
I think that everything in this life is temporary and that is true also when it comes to our feelings and our attitude [negative or positive] Sometimes people can do things to us or we go through an unpleasant experience that makes us angry and that can lead to bitterness and negativity if it is dealt with in the correct way.
Even though you said that you are not someone who believe in God, what your friend said to you is right and I must say he is a good friend for encouraging you in that way.
Change is hard yes, but with small baby steps one day at a time you will achieve your goal of being the best person that you can be in the long run. I will encourage you to give these steps that I have mentioned a try. I am certain that your life will be transformed in the end.
Have a great day/week. Cheers! 🙂
Really an amazing post.I think this post definitely helpful for bringing changes in life.And its valuable for our followers too that’s why I am going to share this.Thanks for sharing.
Hi Deep Kumar
Welcome to my neighborhood. I am grateful that you took time from your busy schedule to stop by. I am glad you found the post helpful in bringing change and will share it so that others can benefit from it. Thanks for being a blessing to so many and to touch their lives in this way.
Have a great day/week ahead with abundant blessings. Cheers! 🙂
Hi Yvonne; thought i’d stop by to support my friend and fellow ahaian. 🙂 great post especially for those who are wrestling with the idea of change and of taking that first step. I hope your readers will take your advice especially that about controlling the negative influences and surrounding yourself with positive uplifting people. I do my best to inspire and motivate people every day. I encourage anyone reading this to connect with me on social media. blessings to you my friend, max
I am so happy to see you around in my neighborhood. I appreciate your support and for taking the time to read ad comment on the post.
I agree it is especially important that we not just take away the lessons from posts such as this one but we apply the tips to our own lives. Change is ongoing and since no one is perfect, there is some little change we need to make in order to become better either with who we are or what we are doing. You are definitely good company to be in – your positive uplifting spirit is a great source of encouragement, motivation and inspiration not just to me but to so many others.
Have a great weekend. Blessings!
Another wonderful post, Yvonne.
Ya, resistance creates a barrier in our life. I completely agree with your 3 reasons behind resistance. But, I want to add one more reason. The resistance also comes in when we are not getting the results after a constant struggle. Then, we lose hope in our efforts. But, sometimes, this is also an indication for a new change.
Self talk is the best talk to overcome life struggles. We take suggestions and advice from different people. In the end, we make our own decisions only. By engaging with ourself, we can decode some missing point in life to move forward by making a lovely change.
Thanks for this beautiful post. Lots of love.
Wow Yatin, your comment is outstanding and valuable indeed to the discussion. The additional reason you have given for resistance to change is well received and you are absolutely right. It can be very disheartening or more like discouraging when we are not getting the results after all our efforts. But like you said it is an opportunity for new change.
I love self-talk for sure – being our own source of encouragement is a great thing.
Thanks for coming and for your participation in the discussion. Have a fantastic weekend!
Change is a word people don’t like doing but love to talk about doing. 😀
You gave us some good advice to practice. I really like the study God’s word daily one.
What a wonderful resource He left us right? The Bible.
It’s the ultimate guide to help us realize what is wrong in our life. It’s the only tool, a mirror if you will, available to help us make an honest self moral inventory.
Studying it daily renews our mind and everyone around us benefit when we take time and apply it to our life.
Thanks my friend.
Good to see you again. Your comment is very much appreciated and so well on point. I think it is called procrastination for the people who always talk about change and fall short of doing what they said they will do. 🙂
There are lots of self help books out there but none to compare with the Bible. It is the best and as you rightly said, it is the mirror into which we need to look each day that will help us to understand who we are and the areas of our lives that need to come in alignment with the standard that it establishes for us.
Paul spoke candidly about using the word of God to renew our mind. It’s amazing the changes that can come about as a result once we apply the word to our life.
Have a blessed day and a fruitful week ahead.
Nice post! You have some great ideas on how to achieve lasting change – although I don’t fully agree with you about the importance of religion when trying to achieve it.
I believe that the key step to achieving change is to tackle the fears that are holding us back; the fear of failure, fear of rejection and, most importantly, our fear of responsibility that comes along with making any changes to our lives.
Welcome! So glad to see you here at my blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I appreciate your honesty.
Religion tend to keep us stuck in the norm, and tradition in which there is little or no motivation to change, hence my focus is not on religion in attempting changes in our lives. It is mostly about having a relationship with a higher power than ourselves, being the one who created us all.
Valid points about tackling our fears and dealing with the fear of failure and rejection and everything else that comes with that territory that would us making changes in our lives
Wonderful post indeed 🙂
I guess one can relate to it having changed so much over time! I think we all do, but your lines – When change starts from within, it brings growth and a wealth of abundance into your life – say it all.
The change has to be from your inner-core and not just superficial, whether it’s your personal or professional front. It must be for the better, for the good, and to uplift yourself or others. Also, it’s never to late to change yourself if you want to, though I know it’s not easy to go for it, as you mentioned.
Your points are all so apt, so are the quotes and images shared – must share them further! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day ahead 🙂
Change definitely have to start from within your inner core so that it can be effective and long lasting. Anytime change is superficial, it will be temporary and turns out in the end to be just a little sticky band-aid placed on whatever it is. Then it would become a cycle if not dealt with from the inside out.
Another reason that change must start from within is the connection that it has to or belief system. Old habits are clearly hard to die so to change means rewiring our mind and reprogramming our thought and belief system to line up with what is right and prudent.
Thanks for your contribution and I appreciate you sharing this post. Have a blessed day and a fruitful week ahead. 🙂
Hey Yvonne, I feel the strength behind your belief system. I do your first step – ‘talk yourself through it’, I even plan to tackle change and set dates for it when possible. Generally it works, but when it does not – I reflect on my actions so that the next time I go and attempt the same situation I do it slightly different. Because the one sure thing about life is change. So might as well embrace it rather than dread it. I love the way you put it – guard your heart. I used to let everybody in because I misinterpreted what I thought was my duty – ‘to serve’ and I certainly had to change this because there are people that will just zap the energy and abuse the access you allow them. So I have ditched those who were always taking and surrounding myself with positive people. There are so many on the net it is not funny. Willing to chat, able to help and having kind hearts, why would one want to be stuck around negativity with so much choice. Thanks for a great post. Rachel
Great points! 🙂 Huge steps in the right direction, especially when it comes to guarding your heart, choosing wisely your inner circle of friends or people you fellowship with and separating yourself from those that are negative and who just do not add any value to your life. Blessings!
Hey Yvonne, I can really hear the strength behind your words. I do your first point – ‘talk yourself through it’, I even plan and set dates to walk into fear. I am not saying it always works, but it gives me actions to reflect on and do it a slightly different next time. Because the one sure thing in life is change. Educating yourself on gods words highlights your belief system, along with meditation – you would be a tough one to rattle. And guard your heart – what great advise. I have in the past allowed everyone in as I thought it was my duty to serve, however that certainly takes its toll and unfortunately I have had to change that to keep myself enjoying the energy I produce. I am slowly but surely surrounding myself with positive people, especially on the internet where self development sites allow honesty, reflection and conversation. Thanks for a great post. Rachel.
Welcome to my blog and thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Your comment added value to the discussion, thereby validating the posts by sharing how you identified with the process of change.
One thing I forgot to mention is that change is not an overnight thing and I love the idea of ‘plan and set dates to walk into fear.’ That’s because no one goes into battle unprepared – you go in prepared mentally, physically and emotionally to face that giant just like David did. When we study the word, we are of course equipping ourselves, building our faith and strengthening our belief system. We are in a better position to encourage others, to help bear them up under their own burdens and trials – we are the witness to show them we have come out victorious and they will too.
I could not have said it any better where you mentioned ‘keep myself enjoying the energy I produce.’ The energy you produce and that which come as a result of filing your heart and mind with pure thoughts, you simply cannot allow it to become ‘contaminated’ by the negative energy that others produce. It will only weigh you down, dull your shine and dampen your spirit.
Stay focused and continue to surround yourself with those who will add value to you and bring abundance of goodness, love and happiness into your life.
Have a blessed week and thank you for taking the time to stop by. See you again soon. 🙂