What Should I Change?



The last few weeks have given all of us a new perspective on life. As the world slowed down and we all face the impact of COVID-19, we have had time to analyze our priorities and live in a much different perspective. This means we have been given an opportunity to see what needs to change. Right now, before we jump back into that “new normal” life, let’s make sure we are stepping forward in a more focused direction.

Ask yourself, what have I learned from this pandemic? What needs to change in my life? What do I need to do to make that happen? Previously, our human minds might have automatically thought of things that we can physically see, such as our bank account, physical appearance, the home we live in, the cars we drive, or our job. Now, I think most of us are willing to think much deeper than these things.

What should you change, that will ultimately make a significant positive difference in your life? There is such simplicity in what we can all do to make our lives much more fulfilled. God has given us the gift of free will. We have the opportunity to grab hold of all the power and hope God has promised us. As we have faced the reality of this pandemic, it has allowed people to recognize their need for faith. There is an awakening that has given people the eyes to see the reality that God is Soveriegn, He is the one we can trust, and without Him we are nothing. God is with us, and His love surrounds us. We are called to action to learn how to dig deeper, surrender all, and trust completely in our Heavenly Father. This means we must put our faith into action.

Faith in action can make all the difference in how your life unfolds. Prayer is the power source that gives God the ability to take action to help you with your needs and concerns. Reading God’s Word can give us all the wisdom to understand how to make proper decisions. Receiving Jesus and allowing Him to guide you and help you, will bring you a peace you cannot obtain from any material thing in this world. Trusting in God, and believing that He can and will do more than you can ever imagine…will bring you more than you can ever imagine. Today, make the choice to allow yourself to become an even more amazing you. Put your faith into action, and God will continue to fulfill you in so many wonderful ways.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” JOHN 8:12

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen! EPHESIANS 3:16-21

God is with us.

Layla Freeman

© Layla Freeman 2020
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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