Do you feel stuck?
It’s not a good feeling, is it?
Because nobody wants to be stuck in life.
We all want to feel that we are constantly moving, changing, and improving.
Enter the good news about Jesus Christ, as described by Eugene Peterson in his book titled, On Living Well…
There is a great deal of sheer givenness in our lives, circumstances, and conditions that we must deal with as it is…But still, we are not stuck with these lives of ours, the way they are. We can change – can be changed. That is the promise of God in Jesus Christ and the experience that is at the heart of Christian living: conversion.
What this means is simple. At the center, at the core of our beings, change is possible. A change from being lost to found, a change from self-centeredness to God-centeredness, a change from anxiously grasping to confidently receiving the life of faith in Jesus Christ.
These changes are going on all around us. Sometimes they are taking place in us. An American view of conversion sees it as characteristically sudden and dramatic, and if it isn’t sudden and dramatic, then it doesn’t qualify. But most conversions are long and quiet. We miss the drama of these stories because we are not sufficiently trained biblically to discern Spirit work.
You don’t have to stay the way you are.