Change It Up - Once-A-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional
Change It Up
Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Throughout the Bible are lessons that point to making changes when we aren’t living up to God’s standards. Jesus was serious about change, and he expects you to have a teachable spirit like that of a little child. Then, when you do make changes, you are greatly rewarded.
But if nothing changes, nothing changes. For instance, as a parent you will find yourself in situations where you know a change is needed if your child is going to make progress. It’s tempting to sit back and wait for that change to somehow occur instead of intentionally implementing change — so you do nothing. But what will develop if you do nothing is a pattern of bad behavior that becomes the norm.
The cure for this downward spiral with your child is moving forward with change. You must create a new environment or a new pattern for healthy patterns to be established or to re-emerge. Go do it. Don’t think about it; just do it! The short-term pain of adjusting to the change will result in long-term gain.
If nothing changes, nothing changes.
POINTS TO PONDER
How flexible are you when it comes to making changes? Do you only talk about change without taking action?
Do you have a teachable spirit? How do you think God wants you to develop such a spirit?
What is a pattern of behavior with your child that could use a change?