Change Your Life

“I want to change my life!” The first thoughts that come to mind are big life shifts involving your health, habits or relationships. These changes largely feel impossible (especially after repeated failures) but even small adjustments are really tough.

So why do you want to change your life? Have you struggled to rewrite your story? Do you know you’re on the wrong track but can’t steer away from it? Most of us have arrived at this same point in our lives—even major figures in the Bible. The Apostle Paul said, “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate” (Romans 7:15).

Change Your Life

Does this mean you can’t change? Absolutely not, but you’ll need some help and God may already be at work. Could He be leading you to make a change? The first step is to understand God wants your life to be better. He doesn’t want you stuck in failure or trapped in sin.

God’s plan for you is always the best plan. The Bible says, “God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true” (Psalm 18:30). He loves you and this is why He wants what is best for you.

Change Your Destiny

There’s something much larger at stake though because the Bible reminds us life is short. “Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone” (James 4:14).

God can change your life for the better, but that’s just the beginning. If you seek Him and His will for your life, He can change your destiny. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life” (John 5:24).

God wishes to bring you closer to Him in your daily life but His ultimate plan is focused on your destiny. Do you know your destiny? Will you spend eternity in heaven or hell? God wants to free you from your sin and live forever with you in heaven.

Are you ready to let God change your life and your ultimate destiny?

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Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?