We often talk about our long-term plans for achievement. What about pursuing long-term obedience and change over time?
When we feel conviction from God and desire to change, expecting immediate change can frustrate us. Here Ken Wytsma (lead pastor of Antioch Church, founder of The Justice Conference, and president of Kilns College) talks about our need to return to the spiritual disciplines as we pursue long-term change.
How do we grow after we realize our need to change?
Obey right away, cheerfully, and see God grow you into the image of His Son Jesus. By the Spirit, through grace.
(Of course, we should mention that getting to a place where you truly desire to change — that is to change your character and not just get a new set of circumstances — is no small feat. From that place of discovery a whole new world of change can be found, which is an endless adventure.)