Stubborn

Change doesn’t occur without courage.

It takes a special kind of stubbornness to start a new thing in your life, to change the course of it.

A stubbornness to keep going against the odds and swim against the current.

Life in Christ means that you are being called upon to be a pioneer. He is calling you to be the first in your family to stay married, to break the cycle of unhealthy habits or to break the cycle of emotional or physical abuse.

But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion. It won’t be long now, he’s on the way; he’ll show up most any minute. But anyone who is right with me thrives on loyal trust; if he cuts and runs, I won’t be very happy. But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:32-39‬ ‭MSG‬‬

God is asking you to be a change maker and to be stubborn about it.

Be stubborn about your goals but flexible about your methods. Jesus never did the same miracle twice. Each one was different and unique.

Be creative, use what God has given you and fight for change. Change worth having is worth fighting for.

Go ahead – be stubborn and be courageous today.

Get your new groove on

Since we are talking about partying this week, I wanted to encourage you to get your new groove on and leave your old ones in the dust:

“Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now.”
(1Pet.1:14 MSG)

Old grooves. Old habits. Old lies. Old life.

You have a new purpose and it is not driven by emotions.
You have an new energy source that is not food.
You have a new direction that you can’t get from Google.
God has new grooves for you to make today.

New habits. New truths. New life.

No excuses.

You are loved – now live like it.