This morning I spent some time with the Lord. Good, uninterrupted time. I really needed that and my heart feels at peace because Jesus showed me a lot during that time. This morning I was watching Ed Young (go to eyoung.com for info on him and his ministry). He is an amazing pastor and puts things into terms that I can understand, not a bunch of big words and sentaces that leave me confused. It's all about getting His Word out and saving souls. Anyways, Ed said so much that spoke to my heart. The sermon was on change. His take on the process of change is like this:
Maybe my problems in life aren't coming from other people, but from myself. That's what God has been speaking to me and I didn't even know it. Everything I have been reading and listening to has had to do with change and yet it didn't click until this morning that maybe there are some things in myself that I need to change and not in other people. I can't change other people, I can only change myself through God and His grace. The conflict usually comes from what you are changing because as everybody knows change is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. It really comes from your old self and your new self playing a game of tug of war until finally one side wins, hopefully it's your new self. And the growth comes when you finally make that change and stick with it. I've learned that is the key to having lasting change is opening your heart for God to change you and then sticking with it through and through. That's where things usually go wrong is when we stick with it for a moment and then let it go. I've learned that from personal experience.
Maybe you are like me and need to connect to Jesus today and spend some time charging. Ask God to show you the things that you need to change in order to become the man or woman of God He has created you to be. Change can be scary at first and really hard, but eventually it's okay. Have a blessed Sunday!!! Love you all so much!!!