Motivation to change, why is it so hard?

Written by Lynne Dean

We encounter constant changes throughout our life; it could be educational, health, relationships or financial, and of course with oneself. Maintaining or increasing one’s sense of self-worth and happiness are strong incentives for these changes.

Too often trials and errors affect our self-esteem and therefore hinder true engagement in learning and changing. It’s very comforting to have a routine, and very frightening to go forward torepparttar unknown. Its takes courage and determination. This is nothing new. You have done it before, perhaps not deliberately but you have gone through many changes during your life.

Change is stressful. No doubt about it. Why not make it as stressless as possible? Try to considerrepparttar 146766 following:

Uderstandrepparttar 146767 intentions, motivations, and desires of your new endeavours. Acknowledgerepparttar 146768 strengths and constraint it will bring. Allow yourself to take risks and not to take any fall back personally. Remember trials and errors are part of learning and being alive.

Compel to understand, to appreciate one’s feelings, fears and motivations; be sure to use such information to better your life. Use this information to guide your thinking and action.

Let go of negative thoughts, integrate new ideas with what you already know and userepparttar 146769 new information to move forward. Be flexible, allow for new and different ways to achieve your goal, it might bring you different opportunities atrepparttar 146770 end. Why not supply yourself with options. Have some contingencies as backup plans, it will calm down this feeling of vulnerability.

Unfortunately too often as adults we want to do everything ourselves…mistakes. We are not alone; tons of people have been through changes, often similar to ours; seek and accept support from others. They experienced it, they might know something you haven’t’ thought about. Give it a try.

How to be Led by the Spirit of God

Written by Daniel N Brown

Copyright 2005 Daniel N Brown

The Bible tells us that we need to be led byrepparttar Holy Spirit (Romans 8:12-14, Galatians 5:16-25). Therefore, it is necessary for us to discernrepparttar 146480 prompting and guidance ofrepparttar 146481 Holy Spirit if we are to live successful lives.

Getting to know God better is ultimatelyrepparttar 146482 key to hearing from, and being led by Him.

1. Spend time alone with Him in prayer and Bible reading. This should be a priority, not a chore that you grudgingly do if you happen to have some spare time.

2. During your time alone with God, don't expect to feel something. We are to live by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7), not by feelings.

3. Make sure thatrepparttar 146483 Bible version you are using is easy for you to read, otherwise you will become discouraged very quickly. Your local Christian bookstore can show you several versions ofrepparttar 146484 Bible and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.

4. Expect Him to speak to you. Sometimes you will get an immediate response, but most ofrepparttar 146485 time you will need to wait for awhile and keep watching forrepparttar 146486 answer in whatever manner God chooses to speak to you.

5. Listen to your conscience and be quick to obey if you should lose your peace about something. If you ignore your conscience, you runrepparttar 146487 risk of your conscience becoming "corrupted" (Titus 1:15) and "seared as with a hot iron" (1 Timothy 4:2), and it will be more difficult to hear from God.

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