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Walk the Talk

New beginnings stir desire for change. What we have been too lazy to do, felt unable to do or been afraid to do, we consider once again. Maybe in a new season we could make needed changes. A new house may encourage us to keep things more clean and organized. A new job may encourage being on time and having better work habits. A new year may encourage better eating or exercise habits or using money more wisely. So why do so many of us find ourselves planning change and not experiencing it?

Proverbs 14:23 gives us insight. “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Change requires work. Planning for or talking about change is the easy part, but it isn’t enough. Most of us do not get excited about “hard work,” but it is required. Toiling alone to change ourselves would be exhausting and impossible but, through Jesus, we have hope. Phillippians 4:13 encourages us. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Allow Jesus to point out the areas of your life needing change and ask Him to help you.

Reflect:

  • What is one change you would like to see in your life?
  • Most likely, it will take hard work to see this change take place. What is one thing you can begin doing today to help you reach your goal?
  • Have you surrendered your life and this situation to Jesus? If not, accepting Christ may be your first step to life change!

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