“Magbabago na ako.” – The number one line that we used to hear.
When we hear “change”, the things that pops-out in our mind are government, relationships, ourselves, and there’s a lot of things that we can associate with this. But somehow, still a lot of people don’t really understand its true meaning. Majority of them see the word “change” as an instant occurrence, like magic. That’s the number one reason why we always see people rallying outside. And in a relationship, when someone promised that, the other one became impatient and will say, “Akala ko ba nagbago ka na,” and another argument will start.
This is the time to break those mindsets. When we say “change”, this is not magic, instead, it is a long process, and it takes TIME. Just imagine this example: When you plant a seed, it will not grow fully with fruits in it overnight. Instead, we wait patiently for it to grow, and we shall do something just to grow it fully.
The same thing in our walk with God, when we give our lives to Him, that’s the time we undergo in a long process of changing us completely. When God change us, He will use some events or some people in it; maybe it is a situation that sometimes it’s hard to bear, or we will meet some people that will be a catalyst for us to change more. That’s what we called the “pruning” stage (John 15:1-17), yes it is a very painful process because God has to take away something in your life just to experience true change; but that’s necessary because you will be more fruitful.
Change is very vital. Therefore, surrender your life to God and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and you will experience change; not instant, but you will be on the process of it. After that, you will enjoy its fruit.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
– John 15:1-2