When You Become a Different Person
—Grace & Truth Linkup

Who were you 10 years ago? Have you changed in the last 5 years? How about the past year?

Each year—each day!—we’re a little different person than we used to be.

Think about how many experiences you’ve had just this past month. How many conversations. How many steps and rests and breaths.

Life changes us, God knows.

With big life changes, we change even quicker.

But even in ordinary, everyday moments, we are stirred and transformed, with every prayer and thought and activity.

Growing pains are uncomfortable, if not downright painful and unwanted. 

But thanks be to God for expansion, maturation, and progress.

Even when it hurts.

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Linda writes beautifully in our featured post this week about how our deepest shadows change who we are.

“We don’t grieve like those who do not experience the promises of Jesus. Yet, we will never be the same. And that could end up being a very good thing.”

Slowly read all of Linda’s post here at her blog, then link up your own blog posts below.

Deepest Shadows

Have you noticed changes in yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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9 thoughts on “When You Become a Different Person
—Grace & Truth Linkup

  1. Donna

    I love the premise of your post Lisa. It speaks hope into our past, for indeed we are not who we once were! God redeems it all for our good and His glory.

  2. Donna B Reidland

    Lisa, I was thinking about change a little while ago after reading Barbara Harper’s post on labels. I thought about how much my understanding of God and His Word has changed over my 40 years of being a believer. I hope God keeps helping me know Him better through His Word. Change is so necessary but it’s, also, inevitable as you said so well.

  3. Jerralea Winn Miller

    Love this, Lisa! For we believers, the hope is we’ve have become more like Jesus over time. We will never totally achieve but we can certainly be closer.

    I don’t want to be like the old me that I was when I started this journey.

  4. Jennifer

    I used to resist change (especially change in me) – maybe due to pride but also simply to avoid those growing pains:) But, truthfully, I am so grateful that I’m not the same person I was a year ago. Or ten – even twenty – years. (Super grateful for that!) I’m thankful that the Lord continues to mold and shape me – to change me!

  5. Lynn D. Morrissey

    Without change, we’re dead. I just wish I would change sooner on some things where I remain stagnant!

    Loved the Finishing Well link!
    xo
    Lynn

  6. Michele Morin

    Your (and Linda’s) thoughts here remind me that God and I are in a filtering process with the events of life. What should I allow myself to be changed for the better by, and what changes toward selfishness or crankiness do I need to steadfastly resist?

  7. Lynn

    Sometimes transformation can be so darn painful, but when looking back, such a blessing. When reading God’s word, we can transform every time, moving toward our identity in who He says we are. That’s quite amazing really, isn’t it? Words transforming us….what a blessing!

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