Friday, August 05, 2011
Why Can't I Change?
Have you resolved to put a destructive habit, attitude, or behavior behind you, only to fall again repeatedly? Feelings of guilt or painful consequences renew your commitment never to do it again. But the very next day, the cycle repeats itself. Firstly, you need to understand that, in your own strength, you can't change. True, complete change is supernatural work. You need to cooperate and submit to a Higher Power. Secondly, the path to healing is an inside-out process. It takes time and often involves the help and support of others. Because our thoughts influence each area of our lives - emotions, decisions, attitudes, words, behaviors - any lasting change must begin with a renewal of the mind. What is needed is a new, life-giving way of thinking.