Summary: IF YOU WANT THINGS DIFFERENT, YOU CANNOT STAY THE SAME. If you don’t like what you are getting, change what you are giving!
A SPIRIT OF SAMENESS OR BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE. Two part series.
BUILD A SAFE PATHWAY TO CHANGE. CAN WE CHANGE? ARE WE TRAPPED?
Jeremiah 13: 23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin? Or a leopard his spots? Then may ye also do good, that are
accustomed to do evil.
God, you know what I was, You see what I am: CHANGE ME, PLEASE GOD CHANGE ME!
People need to see change, change that makes a difference. Change with real and genuine love and understanding. Change
that listens and hears. God give us FRESH EYES, and a NEW VISION. God help us tear down the walls and barriers that
divide your people and hinder change.
Many of God’s leaders never ACT in FAITH, but we learn to REACT IN FEAR and attack any agent of change.
Speak clear, but speak in great tenderness. Are you a student, learning and growing? Are you trapped in the
SPIRIT OF SAMENESS? How can we pray for others to change and us stay the same? Pastors fall in ruts, open ended
graves? You can change, if you want to...? Your family can change, if you want to ...? Why stay in this trap? Why get
out of this trap to fall prey in another?
We must avoid a spirit of bondage ... change, we need change.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15. For ye have not received the
spirit of bondage again TO FEAR, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption...
WE ARE CREATURES OF HABIT.
--- Manner or pattern of conduct.
--- The prevailing disposition or character of a person’s thoughts and feelings.
--- Mental make up.
--- A pattern of behavior acquired by repetition.
WE CAN HAVE A HABIT TO FALL INTO TRAPS AND SNARES...
Acts 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the GALL OF BITTERNESS, and in the bond of sin.
2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken
CAPTIVE BY HIM AT HIS WILL.
GOD WILL NOT CHANGE YOUR OUTSIDE UNTIL YOU CHANGE YOUR INSIDE.
THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION OF MOTION IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE MOTIVE FORCE IMPRESSED.
This is a law of nature stated by Isaac Newton. If there is little effort there will be little change of direction.
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject. Winston Churchill.
Plato: Nothing endures but change.
IF YOU WANT THINGS DIFFERENT, YOU CANNOT STAY THE SAME. If you don’t like what you are getting,
change what you are giving!
God grant us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, and the courage and wisdom to change
the things that should be changed, and give us the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
If there is breath, there is opportunity to change.
1. WE ARE IN A VALLEY, A PLACE OF TRANSITION ... HEARD OF THE TERM: FUTURE SHOCK?
Future shock is a term that deals with the shattering stress and disorientation that is induced in individuals by subjecting
them to too much change in too short of time. Well, God is in charge, and our hope is not in or of this world. We must face
and embrace change. We must renew our hearts and our dreams. Change is not bad, change is not good. Change is neutral.