Most people want to improve. We are unhappy with some aspect of our life or personality. We suffer from a host of ills that just need improvement. How can we be a better speaker? How can we be a better father or mother? How can we become a better writer? How can we become rich? The list is endless.
According to Kyle Francis, Director of Marketing and Data Analytics at My Peak Plan, Americans spend $10 billion on motivational products every year. Francis says this:
The problem is that 50% of all traditional motivational books are never read past the first chapter and 90% of motivational books are never finished. This means that people really want to improve but don’t know where to start or how to finish reaching their goals.
Francis is right. We all want to improve our lives but just don’t know how to do it. We get stuck looking at how to improve from within. We are looking for some great strength inside of us, fooling ourselves to believe that we can really change by ourselves.
But what if there were a way to really change within each of us that involved something bigger than just you and me. Suppose we looked to God for that change. Rather than looking to a self-help book written by others who probably read self-help books themselves, let’s look to the creator of the universe for help.
The writer of Ephesians (4:22-24) says this:
…throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
A new nature, renewed thoughts and attitudes, created to be like God, throw off your former way of life…there is a powerful message here. Think about the possibilities for your life. Don’t look internally for a life change. You can’t do it by yourself. Let God be your driving force. Then you will experience a real change from deep within.