Where does change begin? We all have those areas of our life that we would like to improve or change (positively). Yet, perhaps we are stuck and can’t seem to “get the ball rolling” in the direction that will get us where we would ultimately like to be.
So … what is the “nudge” we need?
Truth. If a change is truly needed, then it is because we have allowed ourselves to believe a lie and the only way to overcome that lie is with the truth. By taking the initiative to encounter the truth, we confront the lie … and this produces a conflict that must be resolved. Discomfort is the unavoidable characteristic of change. Truly, there is no gain without pain.
Now, you have two choices. Embrace the lie and suppress the truth (harden your heart) so as to produce a false sense of peace (that will destroy) … OR embrace the truth and destroy the lie. If you choose the latter, the work is just beginning and will require a multitude of difficult actions that will take you down the deepening path of truth, wellness, peace, and ultimate victory.
If you choose the former, you will be deceived, but happier … for a time. Unfortunately, a life without absolute truth is just not living.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. – Charles Swindoll