“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”
I can’t take it anymore. I can’t live the way I have been living. I am sick of being stuck in the same place… running so hard… but feeling like I’m moving no where.
But maybe that’s the problem: I am running so hard. I am attempting to fix everything that is wrong. I am depending on myself.
I know that I need to be closer to God… I know that I need to hear His voice. So I make my own plans for what I will do to draw nearer to Christ. And I fail. I know that are areas of my life in which I am continually defeated by sin. I run around in circles over and over and over and over. So I make plans of what I will do to overcome. And I fail.
Then I get frustrated.
Then I feel hopeless.
Then I start to believe that it is impossible for things to ever change.
But what I need to begin doing is believing what God’s word says! God has redeemed me that I might walk in FREEDOM… not so that I can be weighed down by sin + failure + guilt + insecurity… and everything else that gets me.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
With Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior FREEDOM is available. When freedom is available, change is possible. God CAN change us! We need to say this over and over again and pray for faith until we believe this truth in our hearts and in our minds!
It does not matter what you are struggling with or how long you’ve been fighting against sin + failure… God will change you.
Repeat after me: