Tuesday, 29th September 2020
Ephesians 4:22 – Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.
Change requires making choices. It’s not enough to dream of changing. It’s not enough to desire change. In order for you to change, you will need to make a decision. You must choose to change.
Change is intentional. Are you going to be better a year from now? Are you going to be wiser, and more mature? Are you going to be happier? Are you going to be less in debt? Are you going to be more like God wants you to be?
I can tell you the answer right now: It will only happen if you choose to change, because it isn’t going to happen accidentally. It requires a choice.
A lot of times we think we’re waiting on God to change us. No! God is waiting on you. He’s waiting on you to say, “Yes, Lord, I’m willing to make these changes.”
We have to make intentional choices in order to grow. There is no growth without change, there is no change without loss, and there is no loss without pain. If you are going to grow, you will have to change, and change means you let go of some old things in order to grab hold of some new things.
Some of you are stuck and you’re falling because you haven’t let go of the old patterns, the old habits, and the old ways of thinking. You have to let go of your old ways.
“Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life” (Ephesians 4:22). In other words, let it go. Those old habits, those old hurts, those old patterns, those old sins in your life— let them go. You need to throw them off and trust that God is working in you “to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose” (Philippians 2:13).
_ – What change have you been waiting on God to make in you? What do you think your responsibility is to make that change happen?_
– What do you need to do once you make the choice to change? What steps will help you move forward?