Friday, 29th January 2021
Ephesians 4:21 – You have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from Him.
The secret to personal change is not willpower. The secret is to know and face the truth. You must know and face the truth about yourself, your relationships, and your own nature.
Nothing will change in your life until you know and face the truth about your weaknesses, your relationships, your successes and failures, and your past and future. Nothing changes until you know and face the truth that is found in Jesus Christ.
Behind every self-defeating habit in your life is a lie that you believe. What about the things you say to yourself about yourself? Is the way you think about your past, your future or about some event the truth, or is the truth what God says about it?
The Bible teaches that personal change starts with truth. It is the truth that sets you free. Jesus is the truth, he will always tell you the truth. His Word is the truth. The Bible is his Word, the Bible is truth (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
What you hear on television or read in books isn’t always going to help you, because it’s not always the truth. But what God tells you is always going to be the truth. God’s Word shows you how to get back to the life you were created to live, and then it shows you how to stay on God’s path.
This is why it is so important for you to have a daily quiet time in the Word of God: Change requires learning the truth. Nothing will change until you get the truth into your heart. As long as you build your life on a foundation of lies, misconceptions, deceptions, or half-truths, you will never change. But when you face the truth and respond to the truth, you will begin to see change in your life.