Finding real change

August 1, 2017

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

–2 Corinthians 5:17


Do you think that lasting change in a person is really possible?


The world says probably not. In fact, some behavioral psychologists tell us that by the time someone is five or six, a person is psychologically who they’ll be for a lifetime.


And geneticists say that we are who are as a result of our genetic material. They say you and I have inherited behavioral traits and genetic predispositions that are set for life.


These thoughts aren’t very promising, are they?!


Every week, I receive letters and emails from people who are desperate to know if they can change. Some people are addicted to drugs or are involved in other sinful activities and their lives are filled with trauma and pain.

Maybe even you are wondering today if you can really change!


If so, remember that on your own, you cannot change. Only Jesus Christ can change you. And there is no person who’s so far gone that God’s grace cannot reach them.



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