Tonight I watched TV show "Style by Jury." I'm a little jealous of the transformations I've seen on that show.
Some shows feature a life coach. The coach on the show I watched got down to the truth with the client. He called her up for not taking responsibility for her life. He called her up on living like a child when she indeed was a woman. He challenged her to grow up.
She felt uncomfortable. It hurts to be criticized. But as a fellow coach, I know he did it for her own good. She needed to hear what he had to say. She needed to go away and question how she'd been doing life.
Transformation is always available. We can blame others and fail to take responsibility, but we will stay where we are. Nothing will change. We'll still repel people. We'll still cry out for more and better.
Or we can become humble, admit where we're wrong, admit our sins to God, admit our faults to ourselves, seek to correct our behaviour, and so on.
Read these verses to hear from God for yourself:
"Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land" 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT).
"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor" James 4:10 (NLT).