KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 15:18 “I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee”,
As we come to the close of a year and just about to begin a new one, there are a few things every one of us must consider so as to make the necessary changes for an improvement in our lives.
Somebody once said, it is insane to do the same things and expect a different results.. Changing for the better life is a desire of every normal individual. Everyone of must take an inventory of our lives to see what we have achieved so far. Have we been able to attain to the goals we set for the year? I believe some have made very great strides. Others might have nothing to show.
The issue is, it does not matter whether, you have achieved much or not, there is the need to make certain changes for you to attain the best. The man who did not make any significant achievements must do more to go forward in life. In our key scripture the prodigal son came to himself and made a change. He considered his life and realised he had lost so much. He had to make very drastic changes. It was a very difficult change for him to make, yet without it his life will keep going down the drain. He had to go back to his father. This was a herculean task. The first hurdle was, would the father accept him? How would every other person receive or even think of him? What will his elder brother do? The challenge of the long distance of walking back to his father. Be reminded that he went from home riding on a chariot to that far country. Having to make that long distance on his bare foot could be very depressive, yet he had to made it. He put all the supposedly negative conditions behind, and took that first step. Failure to take that step could have meant his total annihilation from the earth. (That is, death for him)
Often change is very painful. Some changes may involve making very grave sacrifices. It may even call for breaking up certain relationship that has not been very beneficial to you. You might have gotten so used to that individual that separating may be like dying to you. Please do make that change. The change may call for saying sorry to somebody; Do it. You may have to close up some business and start a new one all over; do it: For the sake of your health some very adorable foods must be forgotten outright; please forget them. Do make a wise decision now. Take the first step to that change and keep at it, till your life receives that needed improvement.
Heavenly Father I thank you for all that you have done in my life till now, I receive grace to make every necessary change in my life for a corresponding improvement in my affairs in Jesus name I have prayed.
2 Corinthians 6:17 ” Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you”,
Matthew 21:29 ” He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went”.