September 1, 2015

Three Key Ingredients for Change

by F. L. Anderson

I've heard a lot of good quotes over the years. Quotes about life. Quotes about leadership. Quotes that make since and some that don't. 

Some are really great quotes and many have wisdom that can also be found in scripture.

Here's a great quotes I heard on the radio from a well known furniture store owner in Houston.

"Change the environment, change the brain, change the behavior." 

I've heard this quote before, but as I meditated on it, it dawned on me that this is one of those quotes that reflects wisdom that can also be found throughout the Bible.

From this one quote we find three key ingredients for change.
  1. Change the environment: Paul tells us to "come out from among them and separate yourselves from them." In other words, change who you're hanging around. Associate yourself with those who love truth. Attach yourself to people of light.

  2. Change the brain: Change your thinking. Paul again, tells us to "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind." The book of Proverbs says, "Wisdom is the principal thing; (The first thing) therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."

  3. Change your behavior: This can only happen after you have done the first two. "Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy."

"For things to change, somebody, somewhere has to start behaving differently."

"Action speak louder than words."

Now where have I heard this before? Oh... "You can tell the tree by its fruit."

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