Change Starts With You

President Barack Obama stated, “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting  for. We are the change that we seek.”   I agree with his statement because a lot of times we are waiting for someone or situation or circumstances to change our current situation. But we fail to realize that if we don’t like where we are then we have the power to change it.  Nobody has that compatibility but you.  We need to stop putting that power in the hands of others.

Last night, as I was doing devotions I am reading this book by Terri Savelle Foy called Imagine Big where she helps you live out the dreams you have for your life.  She has a subtitle in the book called The Power of Change where she talks about making the changes that we need to in order to reach our dreams and goals. She said something so profound that I thought I’d share it with you.

She said, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’re going to keep getting what you’ve always gotten. In order, to have more, you must become more. You have to change. You have to put in place new habits, new routines, and new ways of thinking”.

You can’t expect change if you keep doing the same thing over and over again. Then, expect a different result. It doesn’t work that way. You have to make that change in order to see new results.  Especially when it comes to dealing with other individuals in order to see a different result in a person, we may need to make the change.   Once individuals see the changes that we made, believe me when I tell you it will cause a shift. It is no wonder why, Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” because we must change within ourselves if we want others to change and be impacted.

So what is in your life that needs to be change? Take some time and think about. If you can’t figure it out, pray and ask the Lord because He will definitely help you out with that one.


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