Dear Hearts, July is the Month of Transformation, and we are not wasting any time staying the same! God placed this theme of transformation on my heart because He wants more from me and you. He is calling us higher. Out of depression, out of anxiety, and out of fear. He is calling us into peace, joy, hope, and love.
So, what is the definition of transformation?
Transformation is a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. As a child, we were taught how a caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly through a process called metamorphosis. This is a Greek word that means transformation or change in shape.
It is time for us to transform! Are you ready?
Ladies and gentlemen, real transformation requires real honesty with yourself by evaluating who you are and who you are meant to be. You don’t have to stay the same because in conversion you are given a new identity. As you go through the process of transformation, you begin to have a changed mindset. Change is constant, it’s inevitable. You cannot have a new experience without it changing your mind. You have the power and the ability to direct changes in your life. We live in resistance to change. The process is not always comfortable but once you experience the pain and go through the process, the result is beautiful. Therefore, make an intentional change.
being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Most of us spend our entire lives trying to earn acceptance. We want to earn it from our parents, peers, partners in life, people we respect, and even people we envy. The desire to be accepted drives us to do all kinds of things; it can influence the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the house we buy, and even the career we choose. Being chosen does tremendous things for our self-esteem.
I come to encourage you today to never give up on your dreams. Live the life that you would like to live. Our challenges can be our biggest blessing. As you begin to transform your life, have clarity of what you want, develop true confidence, and believe in yourself. Change and transformation is an inside job which means we must overcome our insecurities and learn to feel good about ourselves. The Bible lets us know that we were created by God. We are deeply loved by him. We are accepted as we are. He has a plan for our lives. We must be secure in who we are and whose we are so we can effectively serve others.
As you embrace your transformation, remember every experience you have is an opportunity. Create meaning out of your pain. Don’t get stuck in your mindset of pain. Transformation happens because LIFE PUSHES us.
I AM Matters of the Heart