DON’T FIT? – CHANGE IT! – A CHANGE CHALLENGE

DON’T FIT? – CHANGE IT! – A CHANGE CHALLENGE

IT JUST DOES NOT FIT!

IT JUST DOES NOT FIT!

Are there people, places or things in your life that you know just do not fit anymore, that you know God wants you to change or let go of  yet you hesitate to take the action  that you know He desires?

The following is a post I wrote in March of 2012 called “If It Just Does Not Fit Your Life, It’s Time To Change It” that I believe will help you.

Be blessed!

Be encouraged!

Be motivated!

Kim

IF IT JUST DOES NOT FIT YOUR LIFE, IT’S TIME TO CHANGE IT

Have you ever had a favorite piece of clothing that you’ve worn for years then one day you try it on and it just does not fit?

You pull, tug, twist, wiggle, hold in, stretch, but it just does not fit.

Mind you, it was fitting all along and you enjoyed wearing it. It looked good on you, you felt comfortable in it, others complimented you on it and even encouraged you to wear it, but now it just does not fit.

What is it in your life that used to fit beautifully, but now it just does not fit?

  • Is it your job, or position at work?
  • The place where you live?
  • The local church you attend?
  • The way you dress?
  • Your eating habits?
  • An attitude?
  • A mindset?
  • A method you’ve used to do a specific task?
  • A way of relating to someone?
  • A friendship or some other relationship?
  • Helping a certain person or institution in a particular way?
  • Your perspective or belief about something or someone?

What is it in your life that used to fit beautifully, but now it just does not fit?

At one time it fit you well. You felt at peace with it, it complemented your life, produced good fruit, helped and blessed others, provided fulfillment, enabled you to grow and develop, but now if you are honest with yourself, holding on to or continuing in it is like trying to squeeze into that favorite old garment that just won’t fit.

What is it in your life that used to fit beautifully, but now it just does not fit?

Selah!

Once identified, no matter what it is in your life that just does not fit, it is important for you to accept the fact that it just does not fit and some adjustments are needed.

Next, it is important to seek God’s wisdom on the matter. Ask Him why you are experiencing this “mis-fitness” and to show you how to deal with it. As you open your heart and mind to hear from Him, remember that whatever He speaks to you will never contradict His written Word or its principles in any way.

Lastly, and most importantly, whatever He tells you to do, just do it!

Okay, I know that depending on what He says, sometimes it is not that easy, but I also know that God will never instruct you to do anything that He has not already made a way for you to do.

So whether He directs you to sever a relationship, re-define a friendship, leave a job, seek a new place to live, withhold help where you once freely gave it, change your eating or dressing habits, your way of relating to someone, your attitude toward a situation or person, where you attend church, or anything else, you can rest assured that His grace, His divine enabling power, is available to help you to do it.

When something in our life no longer fits, change is essential.

Let’s face it, sometimes it is scary letting go of the familiar. We figuratively prefer to squeeze into that old, favorite garment, but if change is what God requires, it is best that we do it in spite of our feelings because in the same way that we can not move forward while looking back, we can not hold on to what no longer fits and expect progressive, productive lives.

What is it in your life that you know no longer fits and you sense the Lord telling you to lay aside, put off, leave behind, walk away from, no longer be involved in, adjust or see differently?

Whatever it is, I exhort you to hear, listen to and obey His voice and remember that “The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God can not keep you.“

 

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13 – NKJV

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13 – NKJV

Shalom!

Kim

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2 thoughts on “DON’T FIT? – CHANGE IT! – A CHANGE CHALLENGE

  1. THANK YOU , MY SISTER, YOU HAVE GIVEN ME FOOD FOR THOUGHT THAT HOPEFULLY WILL FUEL THE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

  2. Hey Pauline!…:)….You’re welcome…..I’m happy that this post stirred up some stuff in you…follow Him…:)

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