Sunday, July 8, 2012

Starting Line

The old saying for avoiding trouble is, "Don't start none, won't be none." I actually thought of this phrase while meditating on a different topic though-the concept of change.

I don't know that many people are perfectly content with the current status of their life. We all desire for things to improve (even in minor ways) and to see change take place. The problem with desiring change is that it takes effort on our part to make it a reality. If we don't begin the actions that lead to change, it won't accidentally happen to us.
  • We want our marriages to improve, but neglect to have the hard conversations to work through past hurts & regrets.
  • We want to be in better physical shape, but won't start the process of eating healthier & exercising.
  • We want to be closer to our children, but don't start the conversations to hear what they are truly thinking.
  • We desire a better financial future, but continue to spend each monthly dollar without a plan to improve it.
  • We want to be better Christians, but aren't willing to sacrifice our time, energy, and talents to live like one.
The change that is necessary in our lives will not take place because we wished for it. It is an endeavor of faith and action that leads us to improvement.

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