Let’s face it; most people in society today do not like change. We are people consumed with a daily routine that typically includes work, relationships, TV shows, sporting events, etc. For the most part, this routine seems to make people content with their lives. Statistics show that most people are considered “creatures of habit,” and any form of change of habit generates resistance.
What reason do people give for not embracing change? According to Harvard Business Review, the number-one reason why people resist change is due to the feeling of “loss of control” that comes with change. Most people believe that if they ignore change, a new normal will not happen.
With these facts in mind, we need to ask ourselves some hard questions:
- Why do we feel the need to control every aspect of our lives?
- Is there any hope to be less of a control freak?
- Is our need for control causing our lives to be in disarray?
The Bible, in Ephesians 5:29, reveals the answer to the question of why we have the need for control: “For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it….” This verse is basically telling us that we will do anything to satisfy ourselves because we cherish, or love, ourselves. This need for control and sense of self-entitlement, coupled with the emotional rides that we as humans go on, can lead to unanticipated problems.
Problems in our lives propel us to develop some form of coping mechanism that can and most times does lead to crippling addictions and strongholds. At Reformers Unanimous, our desire is to help people who struggle with making necessary changes so that they can begin to experience more fulfilling lives.
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” In order for our behavior to change so that we can think more clearly, function in a more stable way and be more of the individual that God wants us to be, we have to be “Committed to Change.”