Most of us have areas in our life that know we could improve upon. For me it is physical fitness, I know I should be more faithful in the gym and my eating habits. I would really like to get back into a shape other than round LOL. For others it is better financial management. You are looking forward to the day that they can have more money than month, and your change is no longer strange. Still others wish they could improve their success in their love lives. Everything else is great they just wish they had someone to share it all with. What all people who want to improve have in common is that they know they can do better. The amazing contradiction though is there are people who need to do better but firmly believe that everything is just fine, and there is nothing to improve upon. I believe there is always room for improvement.
The truth of the matter is change is difficult, and making improvements is even more difficult. For many it is easier to pretend that everything is OK than to make proactive steps to have different results. The difficulty with making improvements is that it only comes from doing the opposite of what you do that is not getting the results you desire. We must learn to let go of what is adding no value to our lives. Doing the opposite of something we have been doing is difficult because it feels unnatural. When you have done something long enough you can convince yourself that it is just the way you are. The reality is you can be any way you choose to be. A simple person can choose to start using good judgement, and a fool can begin to show understanding if they want to.
Today is your chance to change what you don’t like. Make a decision to make room to improve, to get better, to get stronger. The things that you are dissatisfied with in life are subject to your decisions to change and improve…your situation is NOT permanent..or at least it doesn’t have to be. We all have the power to make different choices that will allow our present and future to be radically different from our pasts. All of us have the choice to be the opposite of what we don’t like we just have to have the courage to step out of our old comfort zone and into the new and improved!
Making Room to Improve,
Pastor Derrick Phillips
Father, I thank you for every person reading this blog today. Draw us closer to your presence and allow your Holy Spirit to empower us to make the necessary decisions that will improve every area in life where we are not satisfied. I thank you for the change that is coming, for we know we will be better for it! In Jesus’ Name. Amen!