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Sunday, August 24, 2008
Too late for a personality change?
I've had a few of those 'wow, I really am a jerk' moments lately. Things I've said in public that really just reveal to me (and everyone) the depths of my immaturity and indiscretion of word choice. We all have these moments, and I honestly think such self reflection is a good thing if it leads to repentance (2 Cor 7:10). But how do we actually effect change in our character? I'm not talking about certain sins we might be struggling with necessarily, but more deeply rooted characteristics in our personality such as laziness, rashness of toungue, irresponsibility, unreliability and a natural self-centeredness. Is there an answer that is more specific and applicable than pray, read your bible and let the Holy Spirit do it's work? (not that these are not essential!)