Committing mistakes do come – sometimes it’s inevitable. As we all knew of it, it does help us grow. However, doing the same mistake repeatedly, that’s a problem. There should be something wrong why, that out of the learning stage, the same mistakes do come.
Change is necessary…
“Change of what?” you might ask. Change of every factor that leads you to that certain dilemma.
Let’s go straight with this. Majority of those mistakes we commit are referred to as sins that bound us for a long time already: Sins that won’t go away with just a tearful prayer of self change in a moment.
Have you tried praying, asking God to change you for you to become a better person? Most of the time, the sin itself linger. You know why? The concept of change is not of “how we have to” but of “how we need to” do so.
See the difference?
A “have to” prayer implies something that God should change you because you do not want the current you. I mean, without even valuing what has been happening all along – for its entire purpose. There’s a lot of “you” in this matter. In fact, it talks about you, the better you, the you who want to change, you, you and you. Where’s God now? Have you considered what He had planned for you?
The “need to” then is this, a plea for something that is in line to God’s will and purpose in our lives – a complete surrender. He knows what’s best for you(Jer.29:11). If God has great plans for us, then, why insist ours? His “great” is way beyond our “greatest”.
Do you want to change? Let it be that it would give God the glory.