“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to the word.” (Ps 119:9 ESV)
The art of changing your life is a conscious step. It doesn’t happen by accident, and overnight. The truth is, it’s far beyond simple laid guidelines preach by motivational speakers.
The so-called motivational speakers teach that changing your life is done by changing your thinking and environment. But it’s far rooted beyond that because our negative habits that we inherited from our first parents-Adam and Eve cannot be uprooted just like that. In fact, it’s spiritual, so it must be dealt with spiritually.
Do you want to break the power of unhealthy addictions such as smoking, alcoholism, perfectionism, low self-esteem, sodomy, homosexual, lesbianism etc.?
Then, turn to the ancient words – the Holy Scripture.
The process of changing your life inside out only requires a simple rule of life through a higher power. Breaking away from old habits can only be done by Christ Himself.
At best, you can achieve a break away temporarily up to a point, but eventually, you will retrogress. However, you need more than a will power to have permanent freedom!
I remember a few years ago, I was an unrepentant perfectionist. Then, regardless of any level of success I attained, I was never satisfied with myself. In fact, I always set unrealistic goals for myself. And sometimes when I succeeded in achieving them eventually, I never celebrated.
Consequently, most time I was always moody and ungrateful.
So, in order to break away from this attitude, I tried as much as possible to seek for help. But each time I followed positive-mental-attitude rules, I soon became pessimistic.
So, until I turned to the Holy Scriptures before I became liberated. The Bible says:
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.” (Matt 6:31 MSG)
While it’s an undeniable truth that the culture we live in has self-imposed some unhealthy attitudes in us, but we have to reprogram our lives to conform to the standard Christ’s for our lives.
Psyche like ‘get rich or die trying’, ‘survival instinct’, etc. are some of the things eaten dip into our everyday fabrics. It would interest you to know that life isn’t a competition with others but rather to ourselves!
You can’t afford to be like the world. You’re children of God. Thus, we must behave as such.
It’s your duty to be grateful for the little you have.
Likewise, steep yourself into God’s provisions, initiatives and realities, you’re currently enjoying. Until then can you be the proud owner of everything he has for you. Never give a thought for the missing out.
In conclusion, always remember that many people wished for what you have, at the moment, but are not opportune. So, every day should be celebrated as a gift.