Prayer for Today – Old Life vs. New Life


February 12, 2016

Father God, it is said that doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome, is the definition of insanity. I’m tired of acting like I’m insane!  I have embarked on a journey of doing things differently and have made a decision to change and pursue a different course.

I am met with obstacles, distractions and deterrents that block my new way of thinking, acting and doing. I find myself wanting to fall back into the old patterns of doing things. When I want to press forward, procrastination is waiting at the door to hold me back. When I want to move into a new area, fear is lurking around the corner. When I want to believe that everything is going to turn out for my best, doubt begins to override my faith. Father, I need Your help.

The old me, the one I wanted so desperately to leave behind, has started creeping into my new journey. I see it, know it, and on some level I feel helpless to do anything to stop it. Then I remember Your word says I will see Your goodness in my life while I am alive. Your goodness, Lord, will set me apart. Your goodness, Father, will help regulate my thoughts and it will cause my heart to be glad. It will allow me to see Your goodness in my life even in the midst of fear, doubt and uncertainty.

Father, I know change takes time and diligence, but I have made a decisive dedication of all that I am to become and all that You have ordained me to be. I am willing to work hard to allow the necessary changes in my thought life, my actions and my attitudes to take place. And while I wait Lord, I will bless Your name.

In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Scripture References:

Romans 7

Psalm 27

Living above mediocrity

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