Encouragement for your daily walk with God
How about some good news today! Here it is. You are not stuck, you can change!
You are not stuck with today’s personality. You are not stuck with your anger. You are not stuck with bitterness, which my dear Mother called “grumpydom.” You are not stuck with pessimism. Even if you have worried every day of your life, you’re not stuck to worry the rest of you life. Are you a liar? You needn’t die one.
By the way, where do we get the idea that we can't change? We hear excuses about it all the time. Things like: “It’s just my nature to …” “I’ve always been …” or “I’m just that way.” Who said so? Think about it for a moment. We would never conclude, “It’s just my nature to have a broken arm, I can’t do anything about it,” would we? Of course not! Just like there is help for our broken bodies, there is help for our wounded, sinful hearts. That is good news! You don’t have to live another moment with a sour attitude or experience another selfish tirade.
If you think that you can’t change, simply remember ol’ Pete — the Apostle Peter, that is. Impetuous, explosive, liar, betrayer! But he didn’t remain that way. The answer for him is the same for us; go to where Jesus is and get close to Him. Make yourself available to His life-changing power!
But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8