Change is Coming

01/08/2014 22:42

 Change Is Coming

When approaching the end of the year, most people begin thinking about the endless possibilities the new year will bring. This 'edge of your seat' anticipation causes all types of cliches, and promises of a 'brand new me'. The new year is every body's year. Things are going to be different, especially for the person to which the ending year has not been too kind.

Wiping the nonexistent sweat from our brow, rubbing our hands together thinking about what's to come just because the year has changed. We've all been there, here. Needing something new in our lives. In desperate need of a change.

Here it is, the new year and the excitement of what's to come spills out in every Facebook post and Tweet. We elude newness in all that we do, until the moment comes when things don't quite add up the way we planned. Bills still come, and life issues still reside around every other corner. The first sign of trouble sends our hopes of a 'brand new me' right down the drain. Suddenly our status of the day lacks the enthusiasm and hope it once had, and before you know it, almost every statement made is one of disappointment and disapproval of what this new year is handing out.

Here is help;
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2a.

A change must first happen in your own mind. God wants to see if He can trust you with a new you. How are you dealing with the 'you' that you are now? How can God bless you with a new job, when you don't appreciate the job you have? Why would He give you more money, when you can't manage what you have, let alone blessing others with what you have?

Change how you view the world and the circumstances of life. How do you view the glass; half empty? Or half full? Start approaching each obstacle, each situation with that mindset, and watch things begin to change. Keep in mind that your circumstance may not change, but how you handle your circumstance will. If you want something different, change your way of thinking.
Instead of saying, "I have to get up and go to work tomorrow" say, " I get to go to work tomorrow!" Many people wish they had a job.
Instead of allowing road rage to overtake you when traffic is moving slow, begin to thank God that there must be a good reason why He is keeping you in traffic and not allowing you to drive on. Maybe He's keeping you from an accident.
While complaining about wearing the same old stuff, think about the many people who don't have clothes at all. Be grateful for where you are and what you have. Change the way you view the world and all that comes with each and very day ...that The Lord has made!

Change is good, and a Change is coming!

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01/09/2014 13:47
    Inspiring as usual. I always tell people to thank God for what He has given you but also Shout your thanks for what HE didn't give you. Of course they look at me like I'm crazy but I know what I'm talking about. Changes only happen when you allow God to work on you from the...