I love it when, after reading a non-fiction spiritual or self-help type of book, certain quotes throughout the book stay with me. I could list several that come to mind from Yes! You Really CAN Change, but I’ll list only two for time’s sake.
When the pursuit of bigger, better, and more dominates our thoughts and activities, it inhibits and undermines the changes God wants to work into our lives.
This statement is so profound and made an impact on me. It’s true. The world focuses on more more more, and the next best thing. But I’ve found the greatest changes in my life have come from the little things. The small alterations I’ve made are the most significant. Perhaps that isn’t the case with some people, but the simple choices I made once I became a believer, modest changes of thought, language, ideas, attitude, etc. created the new me.
Every single person throughout history who has begun as a sinner, been redeemed, and grown into spiritual maturity has stumbled, fallen, gotten stuck, and needed help at times.
This statement is comforting and encouraging.
I’m not one to beat myself up, doubt my faith, get highly discouraged, etc. but there are many truths in this book that touched me. Having faith, giving yourself grace, and accepting God’s love and acceptance is when the magic happens.
We all stumble and fall. But it’s those who get back up, dust ourselves off, and accept these missteps as building blocks rather than hurdles in the road that are truly changed.
Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.