Change is a process that many people find difficult; however, it is necessary for reaching your destiny. If you are not changing, you are not

growing. There are five hindrances to change: pride, fear, rebellion,
laziness and ignorance. Locating these hindrances in your life and
committing to getting rid of them will put you on the path to change.

  1. The only way to change is by renewing your mind with God's Word (Romans 12:1, 2).
    1. Acquiring more knowledge doesn't mean your mind is being renewed.
    2. Renewing your mind is an ongoing process that takes place by applying the Word of God to your thinking so your mindset can change.
    3. The evidence that your mind is renewed is when you don't respond in the same way to old temptations.
      1. We are to dedicate our bodies to God as a sacrifice.
      2. When we renew our minds, we prove what is acceptable to God.
    4. The Word must go deep in your spirit.
      1. The Word is the only thing that has the power to penetrate your heart (Hebrews 4:12).

  2. There are five hindrances to change.
    1. Pride: "I don't need to change."
      1. Pride and arrogance always precede destruction and a fall (Proverbs 16:18).
    2. Fear: "I'm afraid to change."
      1. Don't settle for less when God wants to give you the best.
      2. Fear keeps you from taking risks.
      3. If you are in fear, torment is present.
      4. Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:17, 18).
    3. Rebellion: "I don't want to change."
      1. Saul disobeyed God, and his rebellion cost him his kingship, anointing and destiny (1 Samuel 15:1-9, 22, 23).
    4. Laziness: "I don't feel like changing."
      1. Laziness will lead you to poverty (Proverbs 6:9-11).
      2. Don't expect success if you are too lazy to study and apply the Word of God.
    5. Ignorance: I've never thought about changing."
      1. Ignorance is not an excuse for not changing.
      2. The Word of God is accessible in so many formats; everyone can get the information they need to change.
Scripture References:
  • Romans 12:1, 2
  • Hebrews 4:12
  • Proverbs 16:18
  • 1 John 4:17, 18
  • 1 Samuel 15:1-9, 22, 23
  • Proverbs 6:9-1
Pastor Robert Bagonza