2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB
Daily Bible Reading:
1 Samuel 16-17, John 1:29-42, Psalm 92, Proverbs 22:24-25
Did you hear about the frog that fell into a big hole and couldn’t get out? Several of his friends tried to help but finally gave up. “Since you’re going to be in there for a while” they said, “we’ll go and get some food.” But no sooner had they left than the frog came hopping up behind them. “We thought you couldn’t get out” they exclaimed. “Oh, I couldn’t,” he replied, “but suddenly there was a big truck coming right at me – and I discovered I could.” Usually it’s only when we’re forced to change that we discover we can. That’s because we’re more comfortable with old problems than new and untried solutions. If you believe nothing can ever be done for the first time, you’ll never see anything done – and nothing will change.
There are three times in our lives when we’re most receptive to change:
(1) When our pain levels get so high we’re forced to.
(2) When we accept the fact that what we’re doing no longer works.
(3) When we realise that by God’s grace we can change. Nothing sparks the fires of faith more than the sudden realisation that “I don’t have to stay this way anymore.” And you don’t!
Stand on these two Scriptures: “God'[s]… gracious word can make you into what He wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need” (Acts 20:32 TM). “As the spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him” (2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB). So, do you want to change?