Can you improve if you do not change?

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Improvement without Change

Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!

Each weekly blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.

Pillar: Change is Noble

“…unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”-Jesus, the Messiah.

Principle: Change is Inevitable

Another birthday has come and gone. I really like birthdays. I’m thankful for another year of life and for another set of memories that have been created. Our original plans for the weekend had to change because of new pandemic restrictions.

Yep, plans changed. Hasn’t that happened to you before? Anticipation is building for something you’re really looking forward to, but then one event or another intervenes and you have to change course. Change is inevitable.

Today’s blog title comes from a leadership book I’ve been reading recently by author James Hunter. He poses a thought-provoking question: can you improve if you do not change?

Think about the areas where you wish to grow, whether it relates to health, career, spiritual life, emotional maturity, family dynamics or financial wellbeing. To see improvement there is, at least, one thing, that you need to do differently.

In the first century, Jesus laid out the very same expectation for those who pursued the kingdom life, both now and in the future. In short, he said to forget about experiencing divine love and presence, if we did not become like little children.

Exactly what about children did he call us to imitate? Their humility. We must be teachable, pliable, dead to egotism and pride, not defensive, quick to forgive and willing to learn from others, both young and old.

I’m confident that we all want to improve. The question is, are we ready to change?

Practical: Change is Possible

Make plans for the ONE THING that you will change about yourself this month.

If you were inspired by this blog, please consider sharing it with one other person today. To learn more about these and other related themes that promote the cultivation of an integrated inner self, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.

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  1. Michelle+Marcus

    I am going after becoming self-discipline in specific areas of my life. The pandemic is reason to make excuses as life is at a stand still. The healthy reminder about improvement without change cannot happen and as things are adjusting, I must adjust as well.

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