Doing is often the measure of being. James tells us that works must accompany our faith if it is real faith. Doing is the result of our thinking and our choices and too often we lose sight of our control over our own decisions. When you aren’t sure what you should do, doing something as simple as making your bed in the morning can have a profound impact.
You Have the Potential
Every one of us – as Christians – has the potential to transform our own lives simply by stopping some things and taking control over our own choices. At times, the best thing you can do is to do something…something that marks a task completed, no matter how small. Many of us simply need to stop doing what we’ve been doing in order to see the change we desire. Our potential is more often than not, determined by our own decisions.
If you want to lose weight and stop overeating…stop overeating. Are you over-spending, stop it. Do you mostly think negative thoughts, stop it. If you’re judgmental, stop judging others. Do you get the point? Often, all that needs to happen is for us to simply make the choice to stop. That one action can begin a process that leads to transformed lives. You say you can’t? I beg to differ. Yes you can. It’s a matter of choice. It’s a matter of awareness and taking responsibility for your own thinking. The answer is very simple but the process may not be that easy. That is where a partner and accountability can be a real advantage.
2018 Could Be the Best Year Ever
This new year could be the best year ever but it will ride primarily on the choices and perspectives you take. You control much more than you might realize. You’ve heard me say, you control only two things in this life – your attitude and your actions. And yet, these two things are the foundation on which a life of fulfillment and significance are built. God has changed you from the inside-out. Now He expects you to do your part in making it a reality in your life. The good news is, you don’t have to do it alone.