Become or Remain
Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It gives uncomfortable truth. Most truth is uncomfortable, have you noticed? All truth has opposition. You have to overcome the opposition, to walk in God’s truth. Praying that you will. Have you ever noticed there are some immutable laws in life, just like in nature. Gravity for instance. Here’s one. To become something, you have to change something. You cannot become, without change. If you want to get in shape, you have to go to the gym. What you used to do at 6:00 am, you now do something different, than what you used to do. You used to sleep in, you now go to the gym, or go on a walk, or a run. You cannot become something without changing something that you are doing now, or believing now… If you want to become more Christlike, you cannot do what you are doing now. You have to change something. You have to follow His plan for you, not your plan for you. You have to think like He thinks, not like you think right now, or have always thought, or have always been taught. To become something, you have to do something different, or differently, than you are doing right now. You have to do something new, stop doing something old, you have to consistently do the new thing, and stop doing the old thing. The thing you always do, God doesn’t want you to do anymore. He doesn’t want you to do it that way. The thing you’ve never done, He wants you to start doing, and keep doing, the rest of your life. A new habit, a new way of doing it, a new way of thinking about it, a new way of believing. You have to change your values. You have to value the change more than you value the same. If you want get in shape, you have to eat differently than you have been eating, you have to exercise your body, that you don’t right now. If you don’t change, you will remain the same, you won’t become, you will stay what you are. What does God want you to become? What does God want you to change? He loves you, that’s why He has change for you. His plans are better than yours. His habits are better than yours. Have you asked him what He wants you to become? Have you asked him what habit He wants you to change, or begin? Have you asked Him what belief He wants you to change? That has been hindering you from becoming? Have you asked Him what word patterns He wants you to change? That lock you in to the same. That could lock in the change? If you ask Him, He will tell you. Then the only question is. Will you obey? Will you stop this, and do that? Whatever He tells you. I’m praying that you will - so you become. The big lie - you can’t do it. Who said that? It doesn’t matter, it’s not true. But if you say that, you’ll believe it, and you’re doomed, you won’t change. The second big lie, it’s not worth it. Nothing is more worth it, than changing what He wants you to change, believing what He wants you to believe, doing what He wants you to do. The habits that help you become - can be even stronger than the habits that keep you the same. Praying that you will have the humility, the willingness, the courage, and the perseverance to change. It’s called grace. He gives it, if you choose it.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!