If you have not asked that out loud, you have probably thought it. Well I have good news, change is possible in others and most importantly in YOU!
Change is most certainly real. It's happening right now and you don't even see it! For example, are you wearing bell-bottom jeans? Not likely unless you are one of those people who loves wearing vintage clothing.
Just like fashions change, people change, but the process can be a very slow one. Why?
Because, when WE change everything around us changes too. It takes time...
What got me thinking about this was a pretty simple thing I did at home. I oiled our squeaky front door. I am up really early and I try to be quiet so my wife can sleep. I am usually successful, but on my way out, that front door would always make a squeak!
Until ONE DAY!
I got tired of it and got out some WD-40 and soaked the hinges. BAM! No more noise!
Here's whats odd though. For a lot of mornings after that, I still expected the squeak to be there, just because it had become a part of my routine.
When things change it takes a while to get used to the different atmosphere! Maybe you have changed your language from, colorful words to direct talk. People may say, what's wrong with you? It's going to take some time for others to adjust to hearing you talk plainly!
May you have dropped a bad habit and you have picked up a new hobby. The old places you used to hang out in may miss you but in time they'll get over it!
Here's a scripture that's interesting. Romans 2:4
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
Because God is so good, it causes us to repent, which means to change the way we think about things. Literally to have a new mind about everything!
As our thinking changes...we change, and as we change things around us change. Be patient. Don't be discouraged. It might take some time.