Have you ever tried just keeping up with all the instructions given in church on Sunday mornings.
I mean this week eight steps to healthy relationships. Next week five steps to happiness. Next six steps to job success. No wonder we’re exhausted.
Yet that isn’t how life was meant to be. God instead offers to change us into the person we really want to be so we can live the life we dream of. And he does it in his power from the inside.
The apostle Paul writes, “It only takes a minute amount of yeast, you know, to permeate an entire loaf of bread.”*
It comes down to focus.
We can focus on all the efforts we need to make. Or we can focus on the life changing power of God working within us.
We can try to follow a new set of rules each week. Or we can rest in the love God has for us even as we are. Then trust he’s changing us into the person we really want to be.
We can force those changes. Or realize it takes a lifetime and enjoy the journey.
Then be surprised as we become the person we really want to be.
*Galatians 5:9 (MSG)