Lord, Change My Heart Because I’m Failing to Do It Myself.
Updated: Jul 23
You know what’s frustrating?
When you genuinely want to live the life God is calling you to, but there is something in the way that you are constantly wrestling with
Things like anger and resentment you feel towards someone even though you want to forgive and move on.
Or continuing the same bad habits even though you know you shouldn’t be.
Or handling your emotions in the same negative way over and over again even though you know it’s not the best way.
Or even self-doubt that keeps you stuck from moving forward.
It’s so frustrating and creates such a hopeless and helpless feeling.
Oftentimes it leads us to our knees saying, “I literally can’t do this.”
It’s too big for me.
So we get to a spot where we know the only way change will happen is supernatural intervention.
So we cry out, ”God... please change my heart, because I can’t do it on my own.”
Oh, but Jesus, you can.
It might be a process.
You might have to break us down to break us free.
It will mean getting very uncomfortable.
Growing means growing pains and it will hurt.
But we can’t change our own heart.
All we can do is follow your lead, and your direction.
Friend, God makes us new.
He does change our hearts if we are willing to let go of what has been blocking Him.
There is nothing He can’t change.
But we need to make sure we don’t keep picking up what we are surrendering.
Because the enemy will do anything in his power to get you to pick it up again.
To convince you there is no freedom.
But it’s such a lie.
So if you find yourself begging for God’s help..
I’d argue there isn’t a better place for you to be than right there.
Because the Holy Spirit is at work.
Even right now.
Take a minute to tune in.
Listen for the quiet voice inside of you that will guide you to the Truth.
You may need more help and support. Thank God He put people in the world who can help us.
But start first with acknowledging that healing comes from Him...
And that it’s Him you are going to follow.
It’s okay not to be able to change your heart yourself.
You weren’t created to.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog