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Life Changes

Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, March 16, 2018


     When you think about your life, what are your thoughts? Is there something that you wish you could go back in time and change? I’m sure that there are choices you and I have made, that could have gone not just wrong but terribly wrong. 

     There are events that have occurred in my life that I’m not proud of, but I’ve learned from them, and I believe that I am a better person because of them. Some experiences can be so very painful, especially if you are deeply wounded by them. You can go through life being defensive and isolate yourself because you want to make sure that you aren’t wounded again but you may miss out on enriching your life if you do this.  

     Let’s admit it, we are all imperfect people who sometimes demand perfection from others but not from ourselves. You may have heard people say to you “ this is just the way I am so you can take me or leave me” or “what you see is what you get”! Refusing to do better can sometimes lead to frustration, loneliness, isolation and a lack of close relationships with others. 

     Sometimes people have had repeated, multiple failures in life and were afraid to take the opportunity to change. They chose to remain the same person with the same attitude that resulted in the same outcome. As the saying goes, if you are doing the same things the same way, and expecting different results, it is a sure sign of insanity.

     When you stop to think about your life, it is an opportunity for change, if you are willing to take the appropriate actions. Change is not an impossibility, because over time we all change for good or bad. If you want others to change, be the first person to start the process by taking baby steps. You may stumble or fall, just as a child does learning to walk. If you open your heart, there will be an open hand to keep you on the path. But more importantly God loves you and desires the best life for you.

     II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

     Please feel free to join us this Sunday and sit among angles at the Villages Community Chapel in Cribari Auditorium 10a.m. to be encouraged over the Word, a cup of coffee and cookies. The chapel is a place for needs to be met, faith to be affirmed and people to love.  We would love to meet you. To learn more about the Villages Community Chapel visit our website at Villages Community Chapel | Rejoice in the Lord!