Change (part 1)

By Mike Seale
How often do I hear, “I really need to change my life,” or “there are some changes I really need to make in my life.” But procrastination, the great enemy of change, is king of that hill.

I have found both personally and through my years of ministry, two basic reasons (and I’m sure there are more) why people don’t change.

1. Don’t know how to change or know what to do.
2. Change is too hard, people are not willing to do the work.

I learned from my FBI friend, Dr. Lou Harris, “Facts don’t change people, it takes a crisis before people will change, and even then, some never make the change.”

Recognizing you need to change and actually taking action to change are two totally different roads. In 2 Chronicles 15:4 “In their distress they turned to the LORD, the GOD of Israel, and sought Him, and He was found by them.”

There is your crisis. “In their distress…” Some might think, “That is really sad that things have to get so awful before people change.” That may be true, but isn’t GOD awesome that He would still welcome us in a time of distress!

The Challenge today is not just to recognize the changes you need to make, but to boldly take that first step towards change. Be blessed today as you discover that change begins by seeking the LORD first.

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