I am capable of change. "Stuck" is not who God created me to be, and it is not who I am. As I awaken to the Holy Spirit's voice in my life, I am energized and surrendered to the changes, renewal, and new ideas He wants to bring about in my body, mind, and spirit.
Romans 12:1-2 (The Passion Translation)
12 Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.
2 Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
Romans 12:1-2 (New Life Version)
12 Christian brothers, I ask you from my heart to give your bodies to God because of His loving-kindness to us. Let your bodies be a living and holy gift given to God. He is pleased with this kind of gift. This is the true worship that you should give Him.
2 Do not act like the sinful people of the world. Let God change your life. First of all, let Him give you a new mind. Then you will know what God wants you to do. And the things you do will be good and pleasing and perfect.
Sometimes we get stuck because we become close-minded about ourselves and our ability to grow.
The only person who gets to decide if you grow or not is you.
When you tell yourself that you are capable of growing, learning new things, gaining new mindsets - you are! Don't get stuck simply because your mind says, "I can't change." Who says?
Who says you have to be stuck with dysfunctional thought patterns?
Who says you have to live your whole life riddled with anxiety?
Who says you are never going to get well?
Who says depression is your destiny?
Who says your past determines your future?
Who says it's too late?
Who says you're too old?
Who says you can't lose that weight?
Who says you can't memorize that Scripture?
Who says you can’t learn a new ________.
Who says your situation is not redeemable?
You know who says all that crud? The enemy. Because he wants you stuck, hopeless, and useless.
And do you know why? Because he is stuck, hopeless, and useless.
That is actually making me laugh out loud right now. For real.
Don't listen to that stupid voice telling you that you can't change. It's lying to you. Even if it sounds compelling and authentic, it's still a lie. Don't listen to lies. Don't get stuck "in your head" when your head is telling you anything less than the truth.
Speak this affirmation over yourself. Speak it over your circumstances. God is greater than anything you and I will face. Get into the Word of God and find out what He says about you! Go listen to that Lauren Daigle song, “You Say.” That will get you going in the right direction!
God goes before you and has already prepared ways for you to walk in victory. That's the truth!