Become willing to change

Jul 27, 2022

‘If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!’Deuteronomy 32:29 NIV

Unless you’re willing to change, in a few years from now you’ll be exactly the same as you are today, except you’ll be older, with less time and fewer options. The Bible says, ‘If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!’

How do you become willing to change? Recognise that change will happen whether you like it or not. If you do that, you’ll be prepared. John Maxwell writes: ‘The only thing certain about tomorrow is that it will be different from today. If you doubt that, consider this: My grandfather had a farm, my parents had a garden, and I’ve got a can opener! It’s a different world than it was 20 years ago, and it will be different again in another 20. But the good news is that the world changes so fast that you couldn’t stay wrong all the time if you tried!’

The difference in who you are today and who you’ll be 25 years from now depends largely on three things: the books you read, the relationships you build, and the time you spend with God. Do you want to be wise? The Bible says, ‘The Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.’ (Proverbs 2:6 NKJV) Do you want to be happy? ‘Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.’ (Proverbs 3:13 NIV)

Do you want to feel fulfilled in life? ‘Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.’ (1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV)

SoulFood: Deut 5–7, Luke 9:57–62, Ps 78:1–8, Pr 16:23–24
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