So many people are fooled (or should I say–deceived) by those same old words… “I have changed!”.
I have heard so many times, “He said that he had changed!!! or He said that it would never happen again!!!” However, many words are worthless at times. The old saying is that “actions speak louder than words” and that is true, especially when it comes to telling how someone really is or someone’s true personality.
What someone does says a lot more than the mere words out of his mouth. He may say that he loves you, but if he yells and screams and hits and abuses you, is it really love? If he says that he will never hit you again, then gets mad and hits the wall or kicks the dog…has he really changed? Many hints are actually revealed in a persons actions, however, many of these are ignored…because we want to believe the best. We want to believe that someone who we love has changed! We want to believe that things will be better.
You see, I always wanted to believe my spouse. He would get angry, blow up, and then he would treat me better. He told me many times that he would change. He once began showing more compassion, romance, telling me that he loved me,.. until he revealed his affair and told me that he only pretended to love me. I was totally deceived. I believed his lies. When I looked back, I realized that he never changed. I realize now that the key to real change is God. Only God can purify your heart, And only God knows who is truthful and who is not. God is never deceived.
2 Corinthians 5:17
” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
Prayer: Lord, I thank You that You know each heart and that You have revealed that it is only through You that we truly change. It is only You that can deliver us from our old habits and abuses and make us new creations. I ask you to protect your children, deliver them from evil, and open their eyes to receive You… in Jesus’ name… Amen