Change is a continual process that begins with renewing your mind. When you change, you must get rid of some things in your life and add others.

God has given you the power to change; and although it may be difficult
and uncomfortable, it will bring healing and restoration in your life.

  1. Change begins with renewing your mind.
    1. Change is a process, not a one-time event.
    2. Change means "to alter, shift or make different."
    3. In order for change to take place around you, it must begin with you.
      1. Change begins with renewing your mind and altering the way you think to line up with God's Word (Romans 12:1, 2).
    4. Change can be a difficult process; however, it is necessary.
      1. People love the result of change; however, they don't always like the process.

  2. Change involves adding and subtracting things to and from your life.
    1. In order for change to happen, you must add and subtract things from your life.
      1. God works through relationships.
      2. What relationships do you need to get out of your life?
      3. Who do you need to allow into your life?
      4. Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity.
        1. Nothing will change unless you do something different.
    2. There must be a putting on and a taking off to experience change.
      1. For example, when you change a baby's diaper, you take off the old diaper, clean the baby and put on the new one.
    3. You must put off the old man (how you used to be), and put on the new man (who you are in Christ). (Ephesians 4:22-24).
      1. Many Christians, try to keep the old and then put on the new; however, in order to experience change you must get rid of the old, and then add
        the new.

  3. It is possible to change.
    1. God has given you the power to change (2 Timothy 1:7).
      1. Power is the ability to change or get results.
        1. The enemy will try to use your circumstances and emotions to make you think you don't have power, but the Word says you do.
    2. You do not have to fear being unable to change.
      1. The power to change is within you.

  4. Change may bring unrest and mixed feelings, but we must not be afraid of it.
    1. Although change may be found in the midst of trouble, we must be willing to go through the process.
    2. When we step into troubled waters, we have an opportunity to be healed (John 5:2-4).
      1. Many Christians want to avoid the trouble, but avoiding trouble often removes the opportunity for healing.
    3. Jesus did not avoid trouble; He embraced the storm.
      1. Jesus found peace in the storm.
      2. We must learn how to find peace in times of trouble.

  5. In order to fulfill God's will for our lives, we must change.
    1. There are four things you cannot change.
      1. Other people
      2. Your race
      3. Your gender
      4. God's will
    2. There are ten commandments for change:
      1. In order for change to take place, you must:
        1. Have a desire to change.
        2. Stop making excuses.
        3. Take immediate action.
        4. Change how you see yourself.
        5. Never go back to past sins.
        6. Stop waiting for someone else to initiate change.
        7. Yield to the Holy Spirit.
        8. Never stop dreaming.
        9. Know what your purpose is.
        10. Not be afraid of losing what you have.
Scripture References:
  • Romans 12:1, 2
  • Ephesians 4:22-24
  • 2 Timothy 1:7
  • John 5:2-4
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church