Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“Are You Willing to Make a Change?”

     It’s uncomfortable! It stretches you!  It’s necessary to improve.  It requires you to do something different, but if you keep going, you can make a change!   We all have something that we can improve therefore, change is necessary but the question is, “Are you willing to make a change?”  

     If we want different results in any area of our life, we must be willing to change.  It is often said that doing things the same way and expecting a different result is insanity.  Have you ever made any of these statements?: 

  1. “I want to lose weight.”
  2. “I want to exercise.”
  3. “I want to save money.”
  4. “I want to stop being late.”
  5. “I want to get a new job.”
  6. “I want to write a book.”
  7. “I want to be consistent with my devotions.”
  8. “I want to get married.”
  9. “I want to go natural.”
  10. “I want to eat healthier.”

Each of these statements require a change.  You must be willing to do something different in order to accomplish any of these goals.  I know because at some point in my life, I have made these statements. Some of these I have accomplished and some require daily work.  I want to share 3 things that help me to make changes.

1.  Work on the mind.– Romans 12:2 says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

  • Feed your mind with good thoughts.
  • Daily read scripture and allow the Holy Spirit to shape your thoughts and behaviors.
  • Read books/articles on the subject or the goal.
  • Talk to others who have already accomplished the goal.
  • When God gives you a word, be obedient!

2.  Establish accountability – Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one.”

  • Pray about whether or not you can share with someone.
  • Share with someone who will encourage you on your journey.
  • Communicate with this person as often as necessary.
  • Ask them to remind you of what you said you would do.
  • Be honest about your challenges.

3.  Be consistent – Philippians 3:14 says, “Press toward the goal to win the prize.”

  • Keep speaking your goal.
  • Write your goal and read it every day.
  • Do it!
  • Keep working at it, don’t give up (consistency is a challenge but keep pressing)
  • Pray and  ask God to help you not to return to your old way, old thoughts or old habits.

Remember you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength! (Philippians 4:13)

 

Until next week . . .

 

Carolyn

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One thought on ““Are You Willing to Make a Change?”

  1. Thank you, Carolyn for sharing your wisdom about creating positive change!

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