The Change-Overcoming Evil


Change is painful. Few people have the courage to seek out change. Most people won’t change until the pain of where they are exceeds the pain of change.” Dave Ramsey 

change CHānj/ verb the act or instance of making or becoming different

Truth be told all of us have areas in our lives we would like to change.

But change is not always something we readily embrace.
In fact statistics tell us that change is the one thing people like least.
We keep on doing what we’ve always done and keep on getting what we’ve always got.
And as Dave Ramsey is fond of saying “Most people won’t change until the pain of where they are exceeds the pain of change.”

But why you might ask is change necessary? The short answer is change is inevitable. Few things remain the same. And we make our own changes to cope with the ones that are out of our control . Geographic change, job change, change of scenery, change of style, change of habits, change of appearance, change of friends and partners. Some are necessary, some are not. But the change that is most needed is often the one that is overlooked.

We need transformation. Change that begins at the core of our being. Change that ” makes the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something or someone) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone”. Change that comes when our spiritual being, the part of us that is eternal is changed. Transformed. One of the ways we are transformed is by renewing our minds to different truths, different realities.  

An example of these different truths or realities is found in Romans 12:21 “ Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” We find a fundamental shift in the way we view life in this scripture in two ways.

One there is an ongoing effort by evil to conquer us.

Two we have a choice. To conquer or be conquered. In our lives, our world and our culture there is little neutral territory we are influenced by good or influenced by evil. And our choice is to decide which influence we will allow.

Today as I began a journey that I believe will lead to the change it speaks of in 2 Corinthians 5:17 I considered “what are the influences for evil in my life today, what are the influences for good?

Over the next few weeks I want to share my journey towards “change”. Maybe along the way you will find something that speaks to you on your journey. I welcome your comments and insight!


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