Reinvent yourself


When you open your mouth, do you burn those around you? Change, this year. Art thanks to =Culpeo-Fox

When you open your mouth, do you burn those around you? Change, this year. Art thanks to =Culpeo-Fox

Has life been beating you up?

Has life been beating you up?

I was something of a Christian cop. I actually believed it was my job to ease people back to the right path if they took one false step. I wasn’t really popular. More accurately, people were riled, and they almost expelled me from ministry.

I needed to change, to evolve, to retool. I didn’t need some computer-aided enhancements; I needed major plastic surgery.

Bring peace to your life. Photo thanks to EcoGreen

Bring peace to your life. Photo thanks to EcoGreen

Politicians reinvent themselves if they lose an election and reformulate for another try. It takes a lot of gut-wrenching soul-searching. Basically, you look at yourself and — instead of justifying your actions, which comes natural to everyone all the time — you look critically in the mirror. You take out a machete and begin hacking away. Then you CHANGE.

This metamorphosis makes every tissue in your soul shudder. This coming year — instead jotting down flimsy

Time is rushing on! Do what you need to do, NOW! Photo thanks to gisell chanden project

Time is rushing on! Do what you need to do, NOW! Photo thanks to gisell chanden project

halffull“resolutions” that get jettisoned shortly after takeoff — go from worm to butterfly.

Your marriage needs it. Your ministry. Your kids need to see a totally different you. Your boss is giving you just one last chance. You’re going to be responsible. Patient. Kind. Unselfish. Not angry. Whatever. You CAN do it.

Well, my popularity rating has shot up. I don’t think I’m the favorite person in the church, but I’m no longer the Mr Scowlface. I encourage you for 2013, make drastic change.

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23 responses to “Reinvent yourself

  1. Sounds like you have mad a positive change. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

  2. Congratulations on letting God transform you!

  3. Thanks, this post is an empowering way to think of how 2013 should be planned.

  4. Thanks for this post. It gives perspective on how to positively change andd plan for 2013.

  5. It is difficult to find this balance sometimes but worth the effort…thank-you for visiting and the ‘like”…

  6. Letting down the Barriers that block your Christian walk with christ is hard, but as long as you make an effort to fix them is huge! Because the way you are perceived is shown with your actions in Church, to others, and people outside of the Church Community. Once you have changed to make things positive, be less judgemental and just Love it will not go unnoticed! God bless!

  7. I love the photos you choose to use with your articles.

  8. If every Christian determined to do the same thing, we could win our world for Jesus. Love this…

  9. Just been having a look at your blog. Enjoying what I’m seeing. It is very encouraging what you are doing. Sharing your thoughts and aspirations with the world is a great thing. I also love the motive behind why you’re doing this. I’d be on the look out for more.

    Oh and thanks for liking my post on my blog. It is also great seeing another Christian inspiring people

  10. Thanks for this wonderful post. I like the picture attached to the topic ‘ Time is rushing on’ a lot. They fit good together. 🙂

  11. Applause, hoots and howls of approval and, as always, much respect! You are making the world a better place!

    Oh…and I love the pics…especially the dragon.

    Diane

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