You cannot continue in sin that grace may abound- Roman 6:1.
We must not go into the new year with the same mindset that has not served us nor served humanity thus far! We must not continue with the same myopic thinking that has plagued us all these years!
You and I must change!
We must renew our minds – Romans 12:2! Our transformation can only happen when we become self aware and become honest about our beliefs, weaknesses, oversight, and shortcomings. Then we can remove logs from our eyes in other to help take the specks out of our neighbours!
Change your world one person at a time, starting from you! Yes YOU! And I!
Have this mind set as we walk into 2022, and expect a transformed you on a continuum of course! There will always be room for improvements!
“To ignore the power of paradigms to influence your judgement is to put yourself at significant risk when exploring the future. To be able to shape your future you have to be ready and able to change your paradigm.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn – 1930-2009 – American Entrepreneur-Author
When the Lord turned the captivity of Zion we were like they that dreamed!
When you travel within, that is, change your mindset, grow spiritually, you will learn to celebrate your successes, dwell on your blessings, be grateful for who God is in your life, and begin to see that you are more blessed than you thought yourself to be!
You can be whoever you want to be friends. Give yourself permission to step out of your comfort zone. Regardless of who you are or where you’ve been, you can be what you want to be. W. Clement Stone- 1902 -2002, Businessman and Author
Refuse to be limited in your mind. Dream again! Open up your heart for love again! Say Yes!
Give yourself permission to evolve, to improve, heal, grow, and equip yourself to take up new challenges. Friends, you need to challenge those thoughts, and beliefs that are not serving you.
You can dream again
Do something, and everything all-over again
It is permitted!
What is not permitted is for you to stay tied to one idea, a way of being, and doing what feels safe and comfortable, but unfulfilling! Step out in faith! Become!
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
One of the fruit of the spirit is kindness.
As a believer, transformed by the word of God. One of the evidence of your transformation is that you will begin to bear this fruit- Kindness. You either have it or not. You cannot fake it for it has a fragrance of it own.
Pray that Christ’s love, grace, and Word will take root downward in you and bear the fruit of kindness upwards in your heart.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Character change is by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in the inward man. If you are not seeing a change in you, you need to ask for the Holy Spirit to help you, and you must listen and follow direction daily as you spend time with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
Note that I did not say if others have not seen a change in you. The reason is that by our nature, we are deceptive and can fool anyone, but we cannot fool God, neither must we fool ourselves.
A man’s character is his guardian divinity. – Heraclitus
We do not have to be ostentatious, displaying what we think people want to see to impress them. That is falsehood, the presentation of counterfeit as an original. Many will see through, and others will be fooled. Fooling yourself however is the worst deception.
You must be true to yourself to grow and see the transformation you so desire. The Holy Spirit is your friend. Only Him can work in you to produce a transformation in the inward being. Philippians 2:13
Once you see transformation in you, it’s a matter of time, others will see the character of Christ exemplified in you, and the genuineness of your beingwill be evident to all.
An encounter with Jesus Christ is all you need to see vision – Acts 9:12. Saul had an encounter with Jesus on the way to Damascus. He prayed and saw a vision even before hands were laid on him by Ananias.
What a comfort this is!
Just a genuine encounter with Jesus, and you will never remain the same.
Acts 9:10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”
“Yes, Lord,” he answered.
11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”
13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.
Your life will change for the better. Your story will change. Your life will be transformed by an encounter with the Lord Jesus, with the person of the Holy Spirit.
Seek for a touch from God today. Pray for an encounter and be transformed.
Saul was zealous for religion! He almost missed the mark until he had an encounter, a personal relationship with the power of resurrection Himself – Christ Jesus! Acts 9
You “Saints”, Bishop, Pastor, Reverend, Preacher, Evangelist – Title holders, followers of “GO’s, Pew members in Churches, Temples, Synagogues, etcetera! Have you had an encounter with the Prince of Peace Himself?
Do you really know the Lord? Do you know who you are “WORKING” for? Do you know what drives your zeal?
Stop where you are and ask for an encounter with The Power of Resurrection Himself!
You sure will not remain thesame!
You cannot have an encounter and still be thesame! It’s impossible!
An encounter with Jesus Christ brings transformation.
Not only to your bank account, relationship with others, and so on, but much more in your heart!
You become a new being! Continuously being transformed – 2 Corinthians 5:17