This quote was on Chris’ daily calendar last week. I am struck by the power of these three sentences. When I think of changes I have made in the past, they always began simply with the desire to not stay the same. I often did not know which direction to head in, but I knew the current state I was in would no longer work. When I finally acknowledged the desire for something else, my desire steadily strengthened until one day I found myself in a place to take a baby step in a new direction.
God works with our desires. If we desire to be in a new place (a new physical location, a new job, a new relationship, a changed old relationship, forgiving a hurt), we simply have to start with letting God know that we do not want to stay the same. If we continue to turn to God through prayer, God will strengthen that desire in us, and God will slowly reveal to us steps we can take to make the changes.
What areas in my life do I desire to not stay the same?
Have I talked to God about my desire to change?