Let me off this merry-go-round! I’m getting dizzy!
Albert Einstein is credited with this quote. “The definition of insanity is to continue doing what you’re doing and expect different results.”
Have you ever kept up the same behavior and hoped that results would change? Maybe you over spend your budget every month and think that next month you’ll do better, but you never set a budget and stick to it.
Have you ever been in love with someone and thought that if you kept loving them and believing in them they would straighten up and be a better person?
Have you ever tried to diet, but can’t give up the soft drinks or deserts?
Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Tried to get job after job for which you are not qualified?
I recently heard a message by Joyce Meyers in which she made a similar comparison. If you use a pattern to cut and sew window drapes, you are not going to end up with a dress. You get whatever pattern you are following.
I thought of this comparison. If you refuse to use the right ingredients in a recipe, you are not going to come out with the food you hoped for. Imagine substituting salt for sugar in a cake… or pickle juice instead of milk to make hot chocolate.
Sometimes we get focused on doing what we think is going to work instead of taking an honest look and saying, I’ve got to do things differently.
Salvation is something we can only get one way. We acknowledge that we are sinners in need of a savior. We repent for our sins and ask Christ to come into our lives. We trust Him and let Him change our hearts- change us from the inside out. Although I don’t believe we ever reach perfection, take wrong turns, throw in wrong ingredients, chase the wrong dreams – He is a Savior that continues to work in us and His love is the force that changes us continually.
If you don’t like the results you are getting – climb down off that merry-go-round and try a different path!