“God can’t change my life.”
Many of us yearn for a supernatural experience with God that leaves us utterly changed. We want the “Saul to Paul” experience—a complete, life-changing encounter with the God who created us.
Instead, we sit in church, absentmindedly playing a game on our phones as preachers go on about the life-changing power of God, bored and despairing that God has yet to actually do that for us. We’re the same people that we were yesterday, last month, and last year.
We feel like God can’t actually change our lives. But we’re mistaken.
Yes—God can swoop down from the heavens and supernaturally change us. But that’s not how He usually works. Instead, God expects something of us, too, before we can change.
If you want proof of God’s life-changing power, study scripture—read it closely and intimately. This is where change lies. Learn about how Jesus lived while He was on this earth—this is the best example you can go by.
When you start to live that way, when your worldview changes to match that of Christ, everything changes. This doesn’t necessarily mean financial prosperity or miraculous healing—God can do these things, but they’re not guaranteed.
What God’s word does do, however, is show you how to live in a way that brings goodness and joy to the world—when you do that, you not only change yourself, but those around you.