Romans 12 and Behavioral Change


Aaron Lytle, one of RighTrak’s brain trustees, used this video in his message today. It’s widely applicable, but I thought it especially apropos for folks who have made the commitment to radically love others and change lives. The key takeaways are:

  1. Patience. It takes considerable time and energy to deconstruct bad neural highways and build good ones.
  2. Power. Big life change doesn’t happen because of our own strength. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit can someone’s mind be transformed. We aren’t actually doing anything, so remember to hold it loosely.
  3. Prayer. It is in this communion with God that someone admits his/her faults and asks that Christ take up this cross instead. If what you’re doing isn’t working, ask, “Have we prayed about it lately?”
  4. Persistence. Addiction, distrust, self-reliance. These aren’t one-and-done kinds of things. They are daily struggles. Surrender to the Heavenly Father and take it one day at a time.

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