To disrupt a pattern in your life, you must realize that you are like God in your power to choose. You can change anything in your life. You can be anything you want to be. People tend to simply drift in the river of life, flowing whichever way the current takes them. Forces of mediocrity, feelings of inadequacy, and false beliefs are always trying to persuade you that you cannot be any different than you are right now.

You can resist this conspiracy. You can swim upstream and transform your life. You can choose to change.

 

3 Helpful Actions to Transform Your Life

 

Resist Negative Influences

Regardless of where negative influences originate, they can be resisted. A thoughtless mom may continually tell her son that he will never amount to anything, but that child can choose to accept or reject his mother’s words. Many people simply choose to believe disabling information. They use it as an excuse to never change or try.

In Romans 12:2, the Bible tells us not to be conformed to this world, not to let the world squeeze us into its mold. You have a tremendous capacity to resist anything that hinders your potential. You can choose your dreams.

 

Take Control

Another important step to transform your life is to realize that life is waiting on you. Even God is waiting to see how you will act! He is waiting to see what choices you will make. He is waiting to see what you’ll do.

Your choices have to be stronger than mere wishes, though. Some people would like to have a million dollars, some people would like their marriages to be repaired. You do not get where you want to go in life just because you would like to. Making a wish is important, but only you and your will and efforts can make what you wish for a reality.

 

Engage Your Will

When I was a teenager, I owned two muscle cars – one with a manual transmission. I discovered just how important the clutch is to a manual when I blew mine in a street race. My engine still had all its power, but the car could not move!

Your will acts as the clutch in your life. You can be all revved up to change, but until you engage your will, you’ll never take action. Benjamin Disraeli said, “Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its state purpose.” When your will determines a course and a purpose, it can be a force that disrupts the negative areas in your life and pushes you towards greater things.

 


 

I hope this post has helped encourage you to get to it! Figure out what changes you need to make, develop a plan and execute it! Don’t wait around for life to fall in your lap, because I promise it won’t!

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