The Webster’s Dictionary defines “change” as “to become different; to become something else; to make radically different. Synonyms: to alter; to transform”
When times get hard, we have a tendency to ask God to deliver us from the situation. Many people even get angry when God allows something negative to happen in their lives. What they don’t think about is the fact that God has a plan for EVERYTHING.
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. “
When we TRULY accept Christ as our savior, we take on a new life. Life as we once knew it has to pass away so we can be a new creation in Him and be able to be used as vessel for Him. We want God to be able to use us to minister to others. Sometimes, He even allows our past and the sins we committed before we turned to Him, to be the way we minister to someone else.
For me, personally, I made a lot of mistakes (and of course, I still make plenty daily) but God uses my past to teach others. I speak to other young people regularly and “scare them straight” so to speak, My life wasn’t “Lifetime Movie Network-worthy” or anywhere near it, by any means. But I’m a firm believer in being able to learn from one’s mistakes and I’ve made enough for several people!
Cast away your old self and allow God to move in you and through you to minister to others!