From a Chrysalis: Beginning of Change

I asked what you thought inspired or provoked change in your lives.

I got nada.  I realize that this could be a touch subject for those of you who are going through change, or trying to ignore the inevitable, so here are my brainstorm results:

  • Words written or spoken
  • A sermon
  • A dissatisfaction
  • Disapproval
  • Boredom
  • The Jones’
  • Envy, jealousy
  • Lust
  • Lack of results in what you are doing currently.
  • Life events such as birth, marriage, death…
  • Debt
  • Ambition
  • Coaching
  • Aging
  • Trauma
  • Disaster
  • Love
  • Attraction
  • Loss
  • Misery
  • Gain
  • Time constraints
  • The end of a thing
  • The beginning of a thing
  • awareness
  • testimony
  • and much more……….

Yet why does change being provoked not trips any results, or at least good results?

The answer is simple: we will always fail at trying to change ourselves. Especially for the wrong reasons.

If we could change ourselves, why do we need a Savior?

Matthew 17 says it like so:

“Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins.
If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.
No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Jesus should be the reason we want to change.

What are your thoughts? What is something you have tried to change without God’s help, and possibly for the wrong reasons?

Were you successful?

Thanks for stopping by Beloved, and for enduring the brainstorm. <3 Melinda