A total make over is God’s desire for your life. He has something so much better than you can imagine but it requires the transformation of your mind, a new way of thinking.
Secular history tells us that the Apostle John was boiled in oil and exiled to the isle of Patmos. John gives us a different story.
“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
How are you telling your story? What is your translation of the events taking place in your life? Either way you tell the story John was on the isle of Patmos without any humans. One way is a pity party the other God is in control.
What lights your fuse? What are the triggers that send verbal missiles that you wish never happened?
Personality is the sum total of all of your responses to every kind of person or circumstance. The majority of your personality was formed by the time you were two years old. The rest of your personality was shaped through your life.
Character is the life changes that you make on purpose. They may be the result of
- Personal evaluation
- Praise note given by someone that cares
Nobody teaches a child to steel they have to be taught to be honest.
- Negative circumstances usually trigger a bitter response that needs to be transformed to forgiveness.
- Negative people usually trigger a judgmental response that needs to be transformed to praising.
Scars need a new meaning
My father was in the Navy during WW II on the battleship USS Arkansas. He was from Georgia and the brunt of many jokes until he changed the story. When they asked him how it felt to wear shoes he learned to respond: “much better after I learned to put some broken glass and rocks inside now I feel like I am at home.”
Business people make changes to their character for temporal gain. God says the believer has power to make eternal changes.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
If a business person without Christ can make changes for money don’t you believe that someone in Christ can change their character with the help of the Holy Spirit?
Are you stuck in a pity party with the same old story of blaming and making excuses? It is time to change your character by changing your story.