Change is a fragile process. With encouragement from the right people, combined with diligence, perseverance, and vigilance, it can happen. But what makes change so fragile? Well, it takes courage to change and most people aren’t courageous. Those are the same people who don’t like to see others change.
The saddest part is that most are family and friends.
Smiling in our face, but hating on us in their spirit. They flatter us with phony but positive praise like, “I’m so proud of you, keep up the good work!” Many people have fallen for this deception and been pulled into unhealthy relationships, damaging habits or false religions as a result.
What our community needs are friends who speak the truth, no matter the cost. When I say cost, I mean cost as in sacrifice. What if those friends don’t know the truth themselves? Then it would be like a beggar asking another beggar where to find food. If he knew, he would get it himself.
God is in the changing business. Some will see change on the job such as a promotion. Change in a relationship, such as from being single, to becoming spiritually one with the person they love; also known as marriage. And God will change people, by changing their ways from sinner to saints.
So when He began to change your heart and mind, be careful who you share your joy with. Change is fragile so handle with care.