Want a Second Chance??

Posted: May 5, 2017 in World On The Edge

Do you want change? How long will you wait for it to happen? Because it won’t, without you. For anything to happen there must first be a personal action.

I’m a great procrastinator. I know what I want to happen. I know what it will take to make it happen. Yet I wait. Why? Because I’m lazy, or overwhelmed by the task, or fearful I won’t succeed? Do you ever feel that way?

What does it take to get ourselves going?

The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing–Proverbs 20:4.

We tell ourselves that happening things take time. No one builds a house in a day. A business doesn’t start off amazingly successful in its first week. An education can take twelve plus years. But each of these require a first step, a starting point–an action. Otherwise they are only wishes blown in the air.

The first step toward change is not physical. It is spiritual. It cannot be touched or seen by those outside us, because the change first comes from within us in the form of belief in something greater than our procrastinating self. That belief–that we can change–begins and ends with God, our maker.

Change creeps in when we reach out to put ourselves in His hands, under His protection. But this is not easy. There will be silent voices in our heads that tell us: You can’t do this, and then, give us all sorts of excuses as to why we should continue with the same behavior we want to get rid of.

So we lie, again and again, to ourselves about what we think makes us happy. Except all the while, we’re coming closer and closer to sinking to the bottom, not giving ourselves a chance to know what True happiness can be.

Will we continue to wait for the wreckage of our lives to come? Or will we take the first step toward being the person we were meant to be, and allow ourselves to rest in the protection of mighty arms?


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