Conversely, change in itself can be good. We all need change. For example, it is good to change your clothes every day. It is good to change your toothbrush every so often. Moreover, if we want to increase in our positive experiences in life and have positive outcomes, we also need to change a few things, such as our thinking, for instance.
Most often we tend to think negatively about things and situations in life. In my new book, Discovering Your God-Given Vision, (available on Amazon.com) I wrote an entire chapter on “change” where I describe the nature and importance of changing a few things in the event that our God-Given Vision is executed according to God’s will. I wrote this because I realize the importance of self improvement, and the importance of Godly character in one’s life for the purpose of demonstrating Christ to our families and our society.
We’ve all been given a vision or a calling by God. We are all here on planet earth with a purpose to fulfill God’s plan and have our input in His Kingdom. Amazing, isn’t it! But in order to accomplish this, a change in our minds is also necessary.
Change is not necessarily a change of direction, but it could be a simple adjustment. Little adjustment after little adjustment will turn into a major change. I can guarantee you than I am not the same person I was twenty years ago due to the small adjustments I’ve made in my life.
Here are six truths to successful personal change that are found in my book: 1. As you change your thinking, you change your believe system. This means that your faith will increase. 2. As you change your belief system, you change your expectations. It is important to understand that expectation is the breading-ground for miracles. 3. As you change your expectations, you change your attitude. Remember that attitude is everything, and everything is attitude. 4. As you change you attitude you change your behavior. 5. As you change your behavior, you change your performance. 6. As you change your performance, you change your life, thus changing your future.
I know that you knew most of these truths, but I thought I would be necessary to remind you of the reality and importance of your God-Given Vision and the importance of change in order to reach your destiny in God. No matter how young or how old you may be, the truth of the matter is – we all need a constant change in our minds, and in our lives.
The greatest betrayal or the greatest threat is to be satisfied with who we are where we are. Life’s positional satisfaction in most cases, in my opinion, is not often a sense of contentment but rather, the fear to change. Change is good! The reality of our Christian walk is that as we pursue God or as we continue to get close to God in our relationship with Him, the more like Him we look or act or become. This is a great example of true change.
By Alex Colón