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Why is it so difficult for people to change? The problem is that people try to behave differently without first changing their thinking. Whenever you act differently than your usual manner, it produces stress in your life. It doesn’t matter whether the new behavior is good for you or bad for you – change for most of us creates pain and anxiety. Lasting change, however, starts with the way in which you think, so you have to change the mental image that you have of yourself.
The Bible says to meditate in the Word of God day and night, and then you will make your way prosperous (Joshua 1:8). You must see yourself doing the thing that you want to change by rehearsing it over and over until it becomes a part of you. You can surely begin to change by making the choice to do so, but it won’t last if you don’t truly see yourself as changed. When you come under pressure, you will revert to what you know or what is most comfortable for you.
While making changes in your life, begin to meditate on God’s Word and confess it over yourself (Mark 11:23). As you begin to see yourself behaving differently, it will become permanent. Changing the way you think will alleviate the stress and make it easier for you to adjust for change that lasts.
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Published on Monday, September 28, 2015 @ 7:41 AM CDT
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