Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It Is An Issue Of Faith

If we refuse to change, we're in trouble. If we think we can't change, we won't have the faith to change, even if it is possible. Jesus said, "According to your faith will it be done to you." (Matt. 9:29, NIV). If I don't have the faith that I can change or that my situation can change, then it won't.

On the other hand, if I believe I can change - I can follow Jesus, I can do better in my marriage, God can use me - then the Lord can say, "Now you've got the faith." A good attitude releases the Lord to do His work. If I say I can't, then I won't have the faith to cooperate with God's attempts to bring wholeness and healing to my life. My poor attitude will actually sabotage God's work in me.

Do yo believe your marriage can change? You must believe it can. You must believe that your heart can change, that your family can change. God is able. The question is this: Are you willing?

In the Bible, God often commends or reprimands people based on the level of their faith. In Luke 8, a woman who had been ill for many years believed she would be healed if she could only touch the fringe of Jesus' cloak. When she did, Jesus said to her, "Your faith has made you well." (v.48)

"We are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV)

Do you have faith that you can change? You must believe you can be made well, that you can develop an attitude that attracts success. If you don't think you can, you won't. The choice is yours.

(From Wayne Cordeiro's "Attitudes that Attract Success")

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