There is no improvement except through change. Change does not happen overnight. It is a process and sometimes we can lose our momentum. It helps me when I keep visible reminders on my bathroom mirror, at my desk, on the refrigerator, etc. I want to share with you a chart I keep at my desk as a daily reminder and review. It encourages me in my pursuit of change and fills me with scripture to know I am heading in the right direction.
THE CHOICE WITHIN YOU
Choice #1- EVALUATE YOUR PRESENT ATTITUDES (Philippians 2:5). Are my attitudes today pleasing Christ and me?
Choice #2- THINK, IS YOUR FAITH STRONGER THAN FEAR (Matthew 21:21). Am I taking faith-action on my present fears?
Choice #3- WRITE A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (Philippians 3:13, 14). Have I written, verbalized and acted on a plan to change my attitude?
Choice #4- DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO CHANGE (Psalm 37:4). Change is possible if you I want it bad enough. Am I willing to pay the price?
Choice #5- LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME (Matthew 6:34). Am I allowing tomorrow’s troubles to sap me of today’s strength?
Choice #6- CHANGE YOUR THOUGHT PATTERNS (Philippians 4:8). That which holds our attention determines our action. Am I thinking on the right things?
Choice #7- DEVELOP GOOD HABITS (Deuteronomy 6:5-9) A I repeatedly acting on positive habits to overcome negative ones?
Choice #8- CONTINUALLY CHOOSE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE (Proverbs 3:31). Am I continually choosing to change?
THE OPPORTUNITIES AROUND YOU
Opportunity #1- ENLIST THE COOPERATIONS OF A GOOD FRIEND (Deuteronomy 32:30). Do I meet regularly with a friend who helps me?
Opportunity #2- ASSOCIATE WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE (James 4:4). Are my friends helping or hindering my changes?
Opportunity #3- SELECT A MODEL TO FOLLOW (Philippians 4:9). Am I spending time with a person I admire?
Opportunity #4- LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES (John 8:11). What recent mistakes have I made which caused me to change?
Opportunity #5- EXPOSE YOURSELF TO SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCES (Luke 11:1). What positive event or person will I see today?
THE GOD ABOVE YOU
Strength #1- GOD’S WORD (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). Am I receiving day strength from God’s Word?
Strength #2- PRAYER (James 5:16). Am I praying daily and specifically about my attitude?
Strength #3- THE HOLY SPIRIT (1 John 4:4). Am I continually filled with the Holy Spirit?
Please read today’s Food for the Soul. I have shared my daily faith confession. Read it every day and memorize it if you can. I promise you it will have you thinking you are all that and a child of God! Because you are. Much Love…