What are you doing right now? No seriously, right now what are you doing? Obviously, you are reading this article but where are you? At home? At Work? Is it
breakfast time? Is it right before you go to bed? Why did you pick it up? Are you just passing time? Do you read it every month? Did you stumble on it? All of
these questions should get you thinking. I hope that as you read this article you would begin to question why you do the things that you do.
When you hear the words “life change” what do you think of? Does that sound scary to you? Do you think of moving? Of something changing that you can’t control? Do you feel in control of the change or do you feel like the winds of change will take you where they want without your input? I want you to challenge yourself to change.
I believe that we are supposed to live this life on purpose. Life does not have a dress rehearsal. This is the only shot you have. Many of us live our lives in “survival mode”, hoping just to make it through the day. That is not how you should live life. You should not be playing it safe. If you want to get everything out of life that you should, you will have to be willing to change. We cannot ensure how long we live, but we can determine that we will live life fully while we are alive.
Why is that so hard for us? We are creatures of habit and we want things to be consistent. We don’t want to be surprised. We like knowing what is coming so we can plan how to handle it. Most of us hate change! It makes us uneasy, makes our palms sweaty and might even cause some anxiety.
Change. I dare you. In fact, I double dog dare you. I want you to examine your life right now and find one thing to change. Start working out, not for a day, but create a habit. Put down your phone at night. Start a new hobby. Give up something that is stealing your joy. If you are not happy with your life then change. If you don’t change, neither will your happiness. IF you are not where you want to be, why do you keep choosing to stay where you are? If you know there is a future waiting for you, why do you choose to stay trapped in the past?
The problem is that most of us choose our comfort rather than our destiny. Refuse to stay behind. To move forward takes guts; it takes grit. I want you to start analyzing what your days, what your weeks look like. What needs to change? What can shift? What can you do differently to move forward?
As soon as you are done reading this I want you to make a list of what is going to change in your life. No really, do it. If you don’t you just wasted your time reading this. It is my prayer that this will cause at least one person to change for the better. You can do it! It might seem daunting, it might seem impossible, it might seem like you can never do it, but YOU CAN!
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
We would love to invite you to Visalia First where one of our core values is Life Change! If you don’t know where to start down the path, start with us! Our service times are Saturdays at 5p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.