Is there something about you, your life or your walk with the Lord that you’d like to change?
There’s so much about all those three categories that I’ve worked hard to change throughout the years – and that I have failed miserably at.
I’ve cried out to God begging for help, for more strength of arm, mind and will to bring about the desired changes. But change seldom came.
Until I heard of a revolutionary concept (at least for me) that turned on the proverbial light bulb inside my once-clouded understanding: God is the author – as well as the maker – of change.
No matter how hard I try, I cannot generate a better attitude, a calmer spirit, a less flimsy individual, a kinder more patient soul, a more committed relationship, a certain future, pure love.
Only God’s work can bring about those changes. All I really need to do is seek and submit to His hand, fully believing that as I do that, He will do his part.
Having faith is my part.
I should not mistakenly confuse faith with a mindset that says, “If only I believe it real hard, I’ll see it happen”.
No. The kind of faith that brings about such work is the kind that trusts in God’s higher ways and obeys his holy commandments. It is the kind of faith that finds rest in bringing it all – problems, loved ones, anger, failure, doubt and sorrow – and laying it at the cross.
It is the kind of faith that understands the desired change will never happen – no matter how hard I try – unless God brings it about.
And having faith in His great mercy and power is – alleluia! – my truest role and my biggest part.
So I believe,