Repentance

How do we change? Are we doomed to fight this battle within our soul forever? No,…

You may be seeing social media posts about the last days. I have seen many talking about how we need to repent. Our nation needs repentance. Did that statement just turn you off?

Don’t stop reading. This blog post is not about the state of our nation. It is about the state of you, the state of me. We fight ourselves. We fight against doing exactly what we know we should be doing. It is human nature.

I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. ( Romans 7:15, NLT)

We need to change. Yuck. I hate change.

How do we do it? Repentance. We admit we have a problem, that there is something we need to change, and then we go the opposite direction. To repent is more than being sorry for something. It means to change direction. What do you need to repent for?

I know what to do, yet I don’t do it. Instead, I do exactly what I tell myself I need to change.

We must go a different direction if we want to change our habits, our recovery, and our circumstances. It takes effort. It means getting out of your comfort zone, your box. It might be scary. That’s ok. Do it anyway!

Are you part of a twelve step group? This might sound familiar:

Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 6 basically means that we are willing to change. To go a different direction. To repent!

What is this post stirring up in you? What area of your life needs to change? Let’s talk about it!

Now I’m going back to that earlier statement:

Our nation needs to repent. Before our nation can do anything, it has to start with you and me. The most powerful thing you can do for your nation, your world, is to change you. Do you know the Lord? Do you have a relationship with Jesus? He saved my life. No, He REALLY saved my life. I would love to help you change and know Him. It would be an honor. Just let me know!

My name is Debbie. You can email me at

Debbielamm@familiesinrecovery.net

You can also look me up on FB or text (704) 707-4277

Familiesinrecovery.net

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