Is change possible?
I don’t mean materialistic or exterior personal changes, of course those are possible. What about internal change? Is it possible to change a part of who you are? Is it possible for someone else to change you?
I believe the answer to those questions is yes and no.
I believe wholeheartedly that a person CAN change a part of who they are. The problem lies in the idea that it will be easy. Change is not easy. It takes determination, hard work, patience, PRAYER, training. Change is a progress, not a destination. I honestly don’t think we can ever be 100% changed, we will always carry with us the old parts, but that doesn’t mean we have to use them….so we can be 99.9% changed (1% the stuff that’s still there but no longer active).
I do not think another person can change you or visa versa. We can influence the people in our lives, but we can not change them. They have to WANT to change themselves. I have to WANT to change myself.
What do you think? Is change possible? If so, what are some techniques you use to change?
One thing I struggle with is my temper. A majority of the time I am a pretty even keeled person, but I am not going to lie…I have outbursts. What I have learned is that in order for me to change any part of me I have to get to the bottom of why it is a problem. Once I figure that out, then changing small things about the way I react to certain situations is easier. I know my triggers and I try to work with them. I am not always successful, but it is about progress, not perfection. Luckily, I have a pretty amazing support system in my home…we all have struggles and we all love each other regardless. We try to help each other as best we can. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for every home or every person. For these people I pray.
We are free to change, but we have to WANT to.