“Michael, I want to change, how can I start becoming a good Christian” . This is one question I get asked regularly. And the honest truth is that maybe you have been asking this question too of family, friends, people you look up to and so on; and you may even have been getting different answers.
But if you ask me, I will give you the same answer I give to everyone else regardless of the circumstances. The first thing you need to do is to MAKE A DECISION. What decision? To truly dedicate stop your life to God and to stop living in the old mindset, the old way of thinking. Unless you do this in your mind, you will not be able to stop doing what is wrong. It is this DECISION within a repentant heart that allows God to come and work in, to change, to transform you and your life begins to move forward in all areas.
Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t easy. It took me a long time to fully make my decision to change but it is doable. “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37). This means that you cannot say you want to change and still do what is wrong , otherwise you know who is working according to the words of the Lord Jesus himself.
So your decision is your first step and the second step? Find out on Wednesday.