Do you ever get frustrated with the situations that you find yourself in? Maybe a little bit frustrated at the people around you; frustrated with your marriage, your friendships, or other family relationships. The cliques in your church, politics in the workplace, or the cold souls wandering the community. Do you find yourself frustrated with the mess and the lack of greatness in it? I get. Me too.
When Changing the World Means Humbly Asking, “God, Change Me First.”
Last October my sister and I went to a conference featuring speaker and author Danny Silk and his book, Keep Your Love On. It was an incredible experience for sure. One of the biggest lessons I took from that three-day conference was this simple truth that “I manage me.”
Sometimes I like to think I have more power than that. I like to think I can change people. Or that I can be an answer for them or provide them with the perfect end all solution. But the truth is God changes hearts, not me. I am not the fixer. If anything, I too am among the ones who need fixing.
The Speck In My Own Eye
See, It’s easy for us to point out the things in this life that we want to be different. His attitude, her professionalism, so and so’s bad habit, and everyone’s poor choices. Sometimes we get so caught up in what we could change for everybody else that we forget to act on what we know we could change inside of us. Jesus addresses this very topic in Matthew chapter 7. He says,
“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’, and look, a plank is in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3 & 4 (NKJV)
Are we wrong to be frustrated with the mess around us? Not at all. But I think our focus should be on cleaning up the mess within us. Sometimes the best way to make a difference in this world is to just pause for a moment and sincerely pray, “God, change me first.” Which is exactly what you’ll learn through this 14 day devotional.
God, Change Me First – A Devotional For Women
This is not a fluffy, rainbows and butterflies kind of Bible Study. If you’re looking for that in this book, you aren’t going to find it. What you will find is biblical encouragement and direction that can help you become the light God called you to be. God, Change Me First is all about inviting God to work in YOU. Inviting Him to search your heart, shape your life, and lead you into His purpose. It’s a bold prayer, but if you’re genuine when you pray it, I have no doubt God will answer it in miraculous ways!
So far, I have had the pleasure of partnering with hundreds of women as they pray these prayers. We’d love for you to partner with us!! Get your copy of God, Change Me First and watch the world around you change as God works in your life.