Change…for the Good
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change. ~Les Brown~
All personal progress and growth inevitably requires change…changes in our perception, thoughts, understanding, our heart and ultimately our resulting actions. We should never fear change, but rather embrace it. What we should truly fear, is becoming so complacent and stagnant in our current understanding and position that we refuse to seek out new revelations or allow ourselves to be transformed by them.
Thought for the day
Am I so together that I can afford to do things differently in the program? Have I arrived at a place where I need only change for my comfort and benefit? Have I forgotten what it took for me to arrive at this place and time? Yes, it is important to change….everything that stands in the way to my usefulness to God and others. I must never change my commitment to the program and my willingness to go to any length for my recovery. In doing this I honor Christ , myself and my brothers.
So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened. ~Luke 11:9, 10 (Amp) ~
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. ~2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (NLT)~
So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding. ~Hebrews 6:1-3 (NLT)~