God 501: The Way to Change is by Going Backwards

by | Jan 3, 2018 | Change, God 501 Series

Change can be hard. Really hard.

Nevertheless, you’ve decided there are areas of your personal life that simply have to change. And likely you’re tempted to muster up enough self-discipline, will-power, strength, or something…to make it happen. Or maybe you’ve discovered that will-power doesn’t work very well, and instead you cry out to God to make it happen.

But there are 2 things you must know:

You’re doomed to fail if you try to accomplish real change in your own strength. (Jer. 17:5; Mt. 26:41)

If you let God choose the areas for change instead of you, He’s going to supply the complete power and outcome. Doing for you what you cannot do for yourself is what He’s always been about. (Jer. 17:7-13; 2:22)

Simple Takeaway: For lasting and meaningful change, do the opposite of what the world does. Let the Lord show you where He says you need to change. Follow His direction for change and let Him provide the power and the results. Then be amazed!


Footnote about this article: 500 level courses are great for learning and expanding upon the basics of any subject without being boring and elementary. When it comes to the subject of God, a lot of the basics have been lost in this modern age. So, this article is the fourth in a one-of-a-kind series entitled: God 501. These unique 501 articles will be geared for 1) those of you who appreciate refresher Biblical messages through lesser-known verses and 2) for many others who missed out on some Biblical teaching somewhere along the way and would appreciate a non-intimidating, fresh way to catch up.

Subscribe to My Blog


About Me

I am a Board Certified Christian Counselor by the Georgia Board of Examiners for Christian Counselors & Therapists.

I am also a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) and receive continuing education from the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF).

The Keeping Room

A Creative Christ-Filled Counseling Experience for Youth & Parents