Come as you are.

Change can hold negative connotation, because it suggests a shedding of what we are – a release of part of our identity.

Change can be scary.

It can be difficult and taxing.

It can feel uncomfortable or like you’re “going against the grain.”

Still, we know if we’re changing according to God’s will and keeping prayerful of our actions and our choices, we have the blessed assurance that He will guide us through our transformation and help us to reach our goals.

Are you working to change something in your life?

A bad habit? Your weight? Your work situation? Your relationship or marriage? Your family dynamic? Your prayer life? Your physical or emotional strength?

You don’t have to change anything about yourself before going to pray before God.

Go as you are. Now. Today!

Just as good and healthy friends and family members accept us and love us enough to encourage us to positive change, growth and to face our personal challenges, God’s love is a bazillion times bigger than that!

Go to Him with your areas of weakness and let Him transform them with His strength. He is an awesome, awesome God.

Tips for focusing on your change:

1. Spend time in the Word of the Bible and in prayer. Daily prayer is vital to your change.

2. Think consistency and not perfection. Be faithful in your actions and words as you walk your change journey. One day at a time!

3. Keep a journal or create a poster where you can visibly see your goal or motivation daily to keep you focused.

4. Be thankful for small steps and slow advances at progress. Smile at your faithfulness to the goal and God’s faithfulness in loving you.

5. Spend time in fellowship with your loved ones and other believers. Let iron sharpen iron. Have someone close to you that will hold you accountable for the change you want to see happen in your life.

6. When you face an obstacle or a challenge in your change journey, take it to God and put it in prayer. Sometimes obstacles turn into blessings. Sometimes they’re sending us a big message. Listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Be joyful in hope,

patient in affliction,

faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12


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All excellent points, I really enjoyed this post! I’m very hard on myself with Point 2, so thanks for pointing that out! 🙂

Comment by kingintraining

Thanks for reading the blog. I have also been very hard on myself with this point and am learning to see myself with grace and patience as God really sees his children. We’re all works in progress (hopefully if we’re working out our salvation and pursuing after God) and if we’re in the habit of turning to Him for correction and guidance, what more can we do? Only God can know our hearts and help us to change.

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