Look, there hasn’t been much gone untouched by 2020. This year has been a doozy. I’ve seen everything from making sure that everyone eats Black Eyed Peas for the New Year to Opening your Back Door just before midnight to “Let out” everything about 2020 and open your front door to let the newness of 2021 in. There is a lot that needs to change about 2021. But this time of year sparks that kind of thing, now doesn’t it?
You’re listening to Living the Freedom Life ep 77 and today we are asking What Do You Want to Change?
It seems that the time is ripe for change. For the love, I’m not getting into politics on this one. I’m talking about the change within you, the change that will actually affect your day to day routines and your life. The change that underneath the surface, you really are longing for, the change that if you are brutally honest with yourself, you’ve been wanting for a very long time.
That’s why this New Year’s season is so important to us. It’s the season of starting over. Everyone has something they want to change.
Me? I want to go to the gym more. Oh, I have a gym membership. I’m not utilizing it the way I should. Oh of course, time management was the first reason I didn’t go, then it became less and less convenient, and here we are.
The problem with me and the gym is this, I was raised on a ranch. Having said that, if your parents owned a Feed Store and you were working there, and you were taking care of livestock, there is not much time or energy left to go to a gym. You see, that’s how I first learned.
How we first learn something, sets the trajectory of how we will see similar situations.
Now, I don’t do those things. When I had a gym regiment, I felt great! I actually had more energy, I was limber, I certainly had more strength. Get this,…my body was more responsive to spiritual disciplines as well. So, it was definitely worth my time. You know, the thing that I thought I didn’t have, . . . my excuse was that I didn’t have time! But that was the thing provided for me.
This is the thing I want to change during this Mulligan season of do overs. Making better use of my time.
The same thing can be true with you. We just have to look for it.
What do you want to change? I mean really change?
Mine came disguised as the gym. The gym is not really what I wanted to change, well, I do want that to change, but it’s not the thing that I really want to change.
I’m reminded of a line in the movie Evan Almighty, God : Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?
You see, usually what we are praying for, what we really want to change in our lives, isn’t usually the real thing that we need to be praying about. We typically don’t know what we really need. That is why slowing down and having some true reflection time is so important. In the stillness is where God really enjoys stirring things up.
I think that’s the only place that He can.
So I need to ask you three things….
- Do you even know what needs to change in your life? It’s okay if you don’t right now, but we would like to help you find those things. We are able to help clients do just that.
- If you do know what needs to change in your life, do you know how to go about beginning that process? This is where a lot of people get stuck. It’s okay if you don’t know. But don’t let that stop you from pursuing it.
- How do you know when that change comes? How will you know if that change is real? How will you measure it? We have some things that can assist you in that walk.
We would love to hear from you. Go to our website, send us an email, just reach out. We’ll respond as quickly as we can.
We’re out of time, but remember, we give away what we have; let’s make sure we receive life. Living the Freedom Life, this is Kyle.