There are easy and hard ways to change.
There are easy and hard things to change
To change things.
To change attitudes.
You can paint a new surface on them. Just like that, the white fence that was peeling and fading is now brown.
You can change clothes – suddenly the boy in shorts and a dirty t-shirt is wearing a suit and tie and looking a lot more handsome.
But that’s the easy change.
The hard change is the change that happens on the inside.
It’s the change in lifestyle habits.
It’s the change in prayer life and devotional consistency.
It’s the change in the way you look at opportunities and challenges.
It’s the change in the way that you look at social injustice and whether it’s “someone else’s problem.”
It’s the change in the way you view worship.
It’s the change in the way you view the role of the church.
It’s the change in the way you view the role of “helping people.”
It’s the change in the way the church views their role in society.
It’s the change in the way you value friendships – and the depth of the friendships that you focus on.
These are the hard changes.
These are the changes that can’t be done without the support and leading of God.
But these are the changes that really matter.
Matter to God.
Matter to His people.
Will you be the change that matters? Will you change the hard things to make life better for someone else?
Even if it makes it harder for you?