You Have the Power to Change
You Have The Power To Change!
What do you need to change? Your lifestyle, perhaps? Diet? Exercise plan? Attitude? Job situation? Goals? Priorities? Relationships?
My Personal Struggle with Change.
I’ll be the first to admit that my life is way out of balance. Losing three loved ones, battling cancer, and putting down the dog that rescued me has left me on an emotional roller coaster at times. I’ve been too sick to exercise, eating everything on God’s green earth, and have lost my motivation and will power.
The Power to Change is Within Each of Us.
I have no power over my past, other than to change my future. I’ve come to realize that all change begins with training. As a dog trainer, I constantly work with handlers and their dogs on behavior modification. If the handler follows the training methods and principals I use in class, they ultimately will have better behaved dogs. However, if they expect me to train their dog and just go back to life the way they always have, there will be no change.
Taking Charge to Change.
Change begins with us taking charge of our lives and being open to the training that is required.
From infancy to the time we become elderly we are constantly changing. However, somewhere along the way, we have become resistant to change. Most of us want the benefits of change, but often are not open to the training it involves.
For example, take someone joining the military. The first thing they endure is basic training. Although training begins immediately; change doesn’t occur over night. Typically basic training lasts for at least 6-8 weeks.
If I want change, I will have to retrain my mind to think differently than it does now. I will have to train my body to be stronger than it is now. And I will have to resist the temptations that surround me and endure the training to bring the change that is needed.
What is it You Need to Change?
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come (I Timothy 4:8 ESV).
*Lisa Freeman is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and dog trainer from Owosso, Michigan. She specializes in empowering others, behavior modification, and rescue and recovery. Contact Lisa Today