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Many times the struggles we are going through are things going on in us that we need to just admit and quit.

The antidote for some of our life problems comes down to personal discipline. All of us want to be disciplined, but sometimes we just go about it the wrong way. Will power just doesn't work. Try as we may in our own strength, but we can't force it to be. Will power in itself and by itself doesn't work. How many of us are still keeping last years resolutions?

Sometimes we try to convince ourselves that:

  • We don't have a problem

  • We don't have a bad temper

  • We don't have a drinking problem

  • We are in good physical shape

  • We are in control

When we come to that place in our lives where we stop making excuses, stop denying it, stop ignoring it, and stop rationalizing it, we can actually begin to make some progress. Let's Stop Saying:

  • I'll never be able to change

  • That's just the way I am

  • Our family has always had that problem

Expect that God can and will help you! Philippians 4:13 says, "We can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us". We must believe before we can see. Why? Because we always act according to our belief. Our belief controls our behavior, our commitment and convictions control our conduct. The way we think, determines the way we feel, and the way we feel, determines the way we act. So instead of working on the symptoms and forcing ourselves to change, we need to renew our minds by reading the Word of God (the Bible), so we can line our thinking up with the way God thinks. Romans 12:2 - "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Believe God CAN and WILL help you!


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