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Making Changes

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it” -Mary Engelbreit

We all know someone who we can compare to stagnant water, they choose to go nowhere and they stink (figuratively speaking). Change is something that I strongly believe should be recurring. There’s a word I like to use when I am speaking about changes and that is comfort. If you do not strive for a change then you are comfortable right?

Here’s how I go about making changes

Many times people settle for what’s in front of them and they choose to go nowhere. Picture yourself running on a treadmill, theoretically and imaginatively speaking you are going places but physically, are you? Comparatively, take a mental note of your personal life. Are you making changes and constantly thriving or are you running on a treadmill?

Sometimes we become comfortable in a “situation-ship” and we wonder why things are not going the way we would like it to.

“If you don’t like something, change it”.

Change the situation-ship, take risks, make moves.

Admittedly, making changes is never easy, and if you allow your mind and thoughts to control you, you’ll never make a change. Additionally, when you have a variety of opinions from others, it can become a distraction and a deterrent and you would never progress to success.

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How do you go about changes?

Acknowledgment followed by Confirmation from God

Firstly, begin by acknowledging that you are no longer comfortable with where you are. Secondly, have that conversation with God and ask him to make you ready for a change. As simple as that may sound, it is probably one of the biggest steps you can make. When you ask God for his divine intervention, actions become much easier as you’ve asked him to guide you throughout the process. 

God will never give you more than you can bear and when he orders your steps, the right people and right resources will be placed before you to begin the process. 


When you get what you want, that’s God’s direction. When you don’t get what you want, that’s God’s protection.

Do self-evaluations

I have always mentioned about doing self-evaluations, and I believe that you should do it as often as possible. During this process, you are assessing the progress you have made. If at this juncture you are not pleased, you can always refer to asking God for help. One thing I love about asking God for help is that he never gets weary of us.

Once these are done, you are ready to make a change. Do it boldly and confidently. You will see the growth within yourself when you step out of your comfort zone and make changes.

Remember, you can never catch fish on dry land.


Yet another amazing entry! Thanks, Collette for contributing such impactful content to Their Stories. We can’t wait to read your next piece.

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