Be The Change…

Be The Change

The start of a new year is usually the time when many people make new year’s resolutions. Quite often, they make the same resolutions year after year. By now, their resolutions have fallen by the wayside. It’s been said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” People want change without heeding to the requirements of change. Instead of making resolutions, my goal this year is to “be the change” I want for my life. This demands my participation and cooperation.

Change implies choice and choice precedes change. Good intentions don’t lead to change. You’ll only be better when you do better. God won’t do all the work. He empowers His children to overcome the struggle to change. We are called to participate in our transformation.

The Bible says in Isaiah 43:19, “Behold, I will do a new thing.” For the new thing to occur requires a dogged determination not to drag your old mindset and baggage, negative habits and tendencies, and toxic relationships into 2023.

I admit change isn’t always easy. The womb of transformational change can be an uncomfortable place. I’ve come to understand that change is a process in which I must persevere through failure, doubt, uncertainty and combating circumstances.
II Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.” Becoming a new creation demands perseverance through tough times and challenging situations. Perseverance is crucial because meaningful change only occurs with the process of time.

What will you do differently in 2023 to facilitate needed changes in your life? The choice to change must be followed by doing the work change requires. You might be saying, “But I’ve failed at this so many times before.” The catalyst for authentic change is embedded in Romans 12:2 which says, “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The mind is renewed through the power of God’s Word. Read, study, and meditate on God’s Word daily so that the content of the Word impacts your choices and behavior. Set aside time each day to sit in God’s presence. Nothing can be in God’s presence and remain the same.

This is your year to work on becoming your best self. I encourage you to do the work your change requires. Trust God during the process. And when you do, watch the power of the Holy Ghost transform you into more than you ever imagined you could be. It’s time to be the change!

Until next time…Be blessed!

Rev. Cynthia Jackson, Rhema Inspirations

Rev. Cynthia Jackson is the administrator of the Rhema4U Blog and Innovations Ministries Director. Rev. Jackson is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was licensed and ordained under the tutelage of Bishop David G. Evans. She is an associate minister at Bethany Baptist Church located in Lindenwold, New Jersey. Rev. Jackson founded Innovations Ministries in 2001. Innovations Ministries provides dynamic and innovative programs and services for individuals and families dealing with various health-related issues. She is a gifted teacher, preacher, conference speaker and writer. God has anointed Rev. Jackson to be a spiritual midwife with a passion to empower others to birth God's vision for their lives. Rev. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University, a Master of Science Degree in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's University and a Master of Science Degree in Christian Counseling from Cairn University.

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