We all want change. Everyone desires change in some, most or every part of their lives, whether or not they are willing to do anything about it is another issue. But no one, regardless of the height attained wants to remain the same or at the same level of life.
Every normal human being wants to be more and/or achieve more. We cannot grow in life unless we change, grow from what we are and do to what we should be and do. There is always new things to learn and better ways to do things, this is my definition of change.
I have listed for key areas I believe every change seeker must address. Whether your life is nothing to be proud of right now, or you have attained great heights.
1. Change your mind.
You cannot think the same way you think and have the change you desire. Rid your mind of those negative thoughts, negative view about you, life and your life. Stop thinking to yourself that you have reached your very last peak, there is always more.
You cannot think you have reached your peak and break new grounds. You cannot think life is hard and impossible and experience anything different, you cannot think you will amount to nothing and amount to anything. You cannot think negative thoughts and receive positive outcomes in your life. You cannot think small and be big.
You must train your mind to think big and positive thoughts. Yes, your mind can be trained as you endeavour to make that huge shift from negative, low, small, thoughts to positive, high and big thoughts.
You can change your mind by renewing it, by cleansing it, and there is no better cleansing agent than God’s word.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
A renewed mind births a transformed life.
“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Romans 12:2 NLT
You have to have a mind change to welcome a life change.
2. Change Your Words.
Words are powerful! Your words are seeds that bear fruit in your life. If speak failure you will harvest failure. If you speak small you will reap smallness, if you speak uncertainty your life will be uncertain and random.
You must speak exactly want you want at all times. You must be conscious, constructive, and consistent about the seed of words you speak because it determines the harvest of and from life you harvest. Never assume that you can joke with words; I have casually poured pepper or beans seeds away in my backyard only to find them germinating even when it was not the plan I had in mind.
People joke with words like: “I will die o!” “This laughter is going to kill me!” “I was born like this” “Aluta Continua(The Struggle Continues)” They forget to add the remaining part – “Victoria Ascerta (Victory is certain)” … The list of careless words that even believers play with are endless.
You have to be deliberate with your words, because you can build your world by your words, plus, you and your life will be caught up by the words you speak.
You are snared with the words of your lips, you are caught by the speech of your mouth. Proverbs 6:2 AMP
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:21 ESV
3. Change Your Lifestyle.
You must identify and break every unhealthy lifestyle or habit. The habits you have formed over time that has become a barrier to the change you desire must be identified. You cannot deal with something you are not aware even exists.
How do you spend your time? Do you spend time doing things that will propel you towards the change you desire? Do you weary yourself doing unimportant things that you have little or no energy to pursue productivity?
When do you sleep? When do you wake up? What do you eat or drink? Do you invest in personal growth?You must discover the things you do that are not healthy enough for the change you desire and break them off your life!
…for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6;7
4. Change Your Friends.
You cannot do better than those who you hang with, those who you have put yourself under their influence. No matter how hardworking you are, lazy friends will influence you one way or the other, no matter how strong your integrity is, you cannot afford to keep hanging with irresponsible, insincere and froward people. No matter how intellectually sound you are, you will be doing yourself harm by hanging with people who are comfortable with the status quo.
I learnt this the hard way when I was in school. I did not get to the place I should have in my academics because of the influence I yielded to.
Some of you might say you can be friends with the wrong people and still be right. God has declared the truth on this:
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm. Proverbs 13:20 NASB
Are you looking to be more in life?
What changes do you think/know you must you make?
Copyright© Teshuva 2015