Our new Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home. Hope you link up with us and join the fun.
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
II Corinthians 3:18 (King James Version)
I've heard many people say that the best way to change...is to change. Pretty deep, huh? **rolls eyes** If change for the better were that simple, everyone would do it. I know I get satisfied with my comfort zone of misery--needing to change, but not wanting to give up the familiarity of pain.
I'm glad that the inward change from the Spirit of God is instant, but I'm also glad that He doesn't expect the outward changes to be just as fast. I would be in a heap load of trouble. As I allow Him, God changes me little by little, day by day, until one day I look back and say, "Wow, look how far I've come. God did that."
Recovery is just like that. One day at a time, one moment at a time, and meeting each temptation as it comes. The more I worry about the possible temptations in the future, the more the ones of present trip me up.
I will not stop being teachable. I will not stop changing. I will not stop the metamorphosis.