CHANGE The irresistible force What won’t help us.. Knowing change is needed is not enough Knowing what changes are needed is not enough We must know.

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  • CHANGEThe irresistible force

  • What wont help us..Knowing change is needed is not enoughKnowing what changes are needed is not enoughWe must knowHOW to make changes,And that it doesnt come easily

  • Cornell U. Study, April 05Looking at self from a third person standpoint rather than a first person standpoint can be helpful.American Journal of Psychiatry, July 05Guided self-change incorporating the use of a manual is as effective or more effective than behavioral therapyBreaking change down into steps is popular

  • Beverly Smallwood, Ph.D.Early recognition of change comingClear understanding of the changeA plan of actionActing out the planUsing/adjusting the planCelebrating the new normal

  • Dr. Barry DuncanC hallenge the killer DsH onor your heroic self, validate your struggleA dd a helper, recruit a partnerN ever underestimate your ideasG ive yourself a chance, implement a planE mpower self, monitor, adjust, celebrate

  • A 12 Step Program for ChangePonder your motivation

  • Romans 12:22Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

    Ephesians 4:23be renewed in the spirit of your minds

  • We can be motivated byLove / dedication

  • 1 John 4:19, 9-10 19We love because he first loved us.9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 2 Corinthians 8:5and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

  • We can be motivated byLove / dedicationHero / model

  • Matthew 10:24-2524A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servantabove his master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.

  • 2 Corinthians 9:1-22for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.

  • We can be motivated byLove / dedicationHero / modelSuccess / failure

  • 1 Corinthians 9:2525Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

    Matthew 25:4646And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

  • We can be motivated byLove / dedicationHero / modelSuccess / failure

    We ARE motivated by the Spirit or by self

  • A 12 Step Program for ChangePonder you motivationPosition yourself for change Pro. 4:23 - Decision is in YOUR heart 1 Cor. 10:13 - God is faithful Phil. 4:13 - CAN DO is a promisePsalm 37:5- Trust in the Lord and do good

  • A 12 Step Program for ChangePonder you motivationPosition yourself for changePrepare to change by study

  • Joshua 1:98This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  • A 12 Step Program for ChangePonder you motivationPosition yourself for changePrepare to change by study Gods word is for leaders

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-96And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

  • A 12 Step Program for ChangePonder you motivationPosition yourself for changePrepare to change by study Gods word is for leaders Gods word is for life Gods word is for leaving temptation anger self-control drug & alcohol jealousy loneliness lust depression gambling carousing etc., etc., etc.

  • A 12 Step Program for ChangePonder you motivationPosition yourself for changePrepare to change by studyPurposely turn

  • Acts 17:3030The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,Acts 8:22Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.Proverbs 28:13Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.Our Heavenly Father requires it

  • One will NEVER change until the decision is made.The turn/change starts in the mind, will, commitmentSpiritual decisions are 100% OUR choice and OUR decisionWhat will you change?

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