Changing your life is not as simple as changing your hairstyle or your shirt, or rearranging the furniture in your living room.
You’re alking about years of deeprooted habits, behaviours and problems that are not going to change overnight.
You want to:
• Quit an addiction
• Start your own business
• Family member free from addiction
• Rebuild your family
Whatever it is, if the change is significant, if it’s worthwhile, then you have to realise that it will require time and effort from you. It won’t happen overnight.
Here are 3 things you need to know and do if you want to change your life:
1. Know WHAT you need to change – What are you not happy about? What do you want to see instead? When do you want to see it? Write it down in no more than 3 sentences and keep reminding yourself of it. Keep it in front of you and make sure you think about it ALL THE TIME.
2. Identify what sacrifices you need to make and MAKE THEM – there is no getting away from this part. If you want real change, you have to be prepared to pay the price for it. And this the real test of your will.
3. Understand that your situation may take time and that it will be a battle, so get ready for it! Decide that you’re in it to win, whatever it takes and as long as it takes. There are also services in the church that can help you with this. Attend our ACT’s seminars or speak to the pastor.
Remember, you’re the only person who can defeat yourself! Giving up will guarantee your defeat. Fighting on will give you another chance to win.
There will be times when you will fail miserably and disappoint yourself, God and others. But you have to PROMISE YOURSELF that you will not stop fighting! If you get knocked down, you will get up and fight another round!
Next time you’re changing your shirt, remember that changing your life is not as simple. Make a commitment to change; follow these 3 steps and go for it!
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