As life progresses, we often realize either through the words of others or through self-actualization that there are habits we need to change for the betterment of oneself or for those we love.

But like it is said; the first step to change is acceptance. Because change in itself is  difficult. Change takes time. Change doesn’t happen overnight. Change is like a seed planted in the soil. Realistically, I am certain you don’t wake up the next morning with the expectation of observing a full grown tree bearing fruits. So why then do you expect yourself to change and be done with that habit overnight?

Be patient with yourself. Prepare yourself mentally and understand you will fail and relapse severally, and that is okay. Accept and forgive yourself when you mess up and, don’t be hesitant or ashamed to start over. Change is a process—a gradual process. Change isn’t exponential (although it can be), but linear.

Like the seed planted underneath the soil, while you may think it is not growing because it is not obvious to the human eyes; it is. All the daily watering and nourishment going into the soil is preparing the seed for an uproot growth. The little progresses and adjustments you are making towards your fight to change will eventually add up someday to a greater change.

Whatever habit you have accepted to change, and whatever change you have agreed to work towards, I applaud you. The change will come. With perseverance and persistent you will surely one day get there. It may take days, weeks, months, years, but certainly not overnight. Slowly, but surely.

Be strong and courageous…don’t be discouraged (Joshua 1:9).



19 responses to “C-H-A-N-G-E”

    1. Change is the law of nature! everything changes when it needs to change only we have to keep patience and accept those changes with open heart and mind to make them meaningful!

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      1. Absolutely! Keywords being ‘patience’ and ‘open heart/mind.’ Thanks for your input!

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      2. True dear, if we keep open heart and mind we can accept and react more patiently! Thank you for sharing your opinion 😊


  1. Such an encouraging post and great reminder that we can keep trying despite being imperfect in fully achieving a better reality. Needed this, enjoyed the read!

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    1. You said it just right. Keep on keeping on. I’m happy to know you did!

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  2. Thank you for this inspiring post! Needed it to get reminded of some changes I started to make; and that I should keep trying because most changes don’t happen overnight. Change requires patience.

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    1. That’s the perfect mindset. It requires lots of patience.
      Keep on keeping on! I believe in you.

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  3. Amen! Indeed! Bless God for this uplifting and inspirational post! Xxoo

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    1. It’s nice to know you think so of the post.

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  4. Great encouragement thanks!

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