Do you ever have times you wish you were someone different?
Oh, not so much someone who’s rich and famous though that might be fun. But deep inside, when you’ve stumbled again at the thing that keeps tripping you?
I know I do occasionally and I’m pretty sure my wife wouldn’t mind a few changes in me also.
Yet, I find that to be one of most powerful promises from God. That he can and will change us from the inside so we become the person we truly want to be.
Paul writes, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.”*
I love that. It offers so much hope no matter who you are and what you’ve done.
God offers to overcome it and make up for it by literally changing you into a new, power filled person.
And it begins simply as you ask God to create that change in you.
Frankly, that’s been perhaps the most amazing part of my faith journey. I look back at all the rough edges of my personality and am astounded sometimes by the changes in me.
Oh, there’s plenty more to go but I’m thankful for the journey so far.
*2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)