What’s the One Thing You Would Change?
“If you could go back and change one thing in your life, what would it be?”
It’s a question that a lot of us have either asked or been asked. Too often, I don’t really give it that much thought. It’s usually something along the lines of exercising more and/or eating better, like the usual “New Year’s” resolution type changes.
But let me ask you, if you could walk through a door and change your past, what would be the one thing you would change?
A recent survey says there’s a 50/50 chance you just said to watch less television…
On the one hand, I can definitely say I agree with that. I probably watch way too much TV or (insert name of streaming service here). That’s all well and good, but is that the one thing you would change?
Isn’t there something more important than regulating TV time? I could say I want to spend more time with the kids. I could say to make more quality time with my wife. And, I don’t know, why not get more into God’s presence, read His word, and praise His name?
What am I getting at?
God has a plan for each and every one of us, but we can’t know what He has in store if we don’t stay with Him. That can mean changing your mind daily from focusing on things of this world to focus on His world and what He ready for us. I heard someone say recently that the basic definition of the word “repent” in the Greek is “to change one’s mind”. So when we come to God and say “I repent”, what we’re really saying is “I now change my mind”.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”