Saturday, November 1, 2008

Three Steps to Transformation

“Mom, you’re different.” Kayla sat on the edge of her bed, preparing to snuggle into her blankets for the night. Wrapping her arms around my neck she whispered, “It’s okay. You’re still the best Mom ever.” Kissing my cheek, she released my neck and dove beneath her covers. Her words confirmed that God had indeed transformed me. Ideas that were once foreign had become the building blocks of my new life.
Know Your Values
You were created with your own God-given design. Within this design is your individual set of values. These values are the foundation upon which you build your life, empowering you to steward your life well because you are clear on what is important. Recognizing the values He instills within you allows you to live with clarity and purpose. Knowing your values gives you the ability to partner with the promise of Jeremiah 29:11 where God “plans to prosper you.” You can release yourself from the world’s expectation of being someone you are not and instead trust God to show you the truth.
Do you know your values?
Know Your Passion
Discovering your passion begins with God and it’s through this relationship that you can become a person of influence. Operating in your passion makes everything fresh, meaningful and filled with purpose. Passion is what gives you the energy to dream the impossible, believing it is possible.
God places this passion in your heart, desiring for you to seek Him so that you can live out your passion. Ask God to break through the lie that says you can’t do anything and embrace the truth from Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
What is your passion?
Know Your Way of Being
It takes courage to admit when we aren’t content and it feels risky to appeal to God for a new way of being. According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.”
Christ calls us to seek Him because He wants to be our way of being. Now, the words “You’re different Mom,” are words that fill me with the affirming truth of being in a transformational relationship with Jesus. The old has gone, the new has come. Will you let Him transform you?

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