The Ultimate Question: How Can I Restrain or Change Myself?

Do we see our personal problems?

Probably not, or we would be sensitive of them.

Can we get feedback from our friends and family?

Maybe, but they may be afraid of hurting us.

If we are aware of problems, maybe we don’t see any solutions, or we worry that psycho-analysis or Prozac may be required!

And, we don’t believe in the latter two.

Counseling? Yeah, but many counselors need counseling!

Maybe people worry about offending us.

So, we’re stuck.

Gun-shy, afraid to ask, even more afraid of being told.


How can I stop doing things that trouble me and others?

How can I see the unseen or hear the unheard?

How can I restrain or change myself?

The simple answer is, “I cannot.

God’s great and amazing answer is, “I never intended you to be able to restrain or change yourself.”

He continues, “I designed you to be one with me. No one else but I can give sight to your blindness, hearing to your deafness, life to your death.”


Change is required – it must happen!

The Christian life is all about a brand-new life in Him Whose fruit is evidenced through you.

“… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” Galatians 5:22

But, how?


He initiated your change in His new creation to know what He is saying and doing.

Change will happen by His promise and provision, but only if you know Him.

If you are blind and deaf and constantly upsetting yourself and others, you don’t. If this is you, ask Him to help you get to know Him.

He is so worth it!

“(16) that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; (17) that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, (18) may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; (19) and to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God. (20) Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to The Power Who works in us, (21) unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:16-21

“but to them who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ The Power of God, and The Wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24


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