YOU CAN ONLY MANAGE WHAT YOU MEASURE Romans 12:3-8
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
The first and greatest barrier to change in any area of your life is pride. Pride keeps you from being honest about the areas where you need to change.
But, the fact is, we all need to change. Nobody has it all together. I don’t have it all together. You don’t have it all together. The person you admire most in the world doesn’t have it all together.
The Bible says there’s nothing perfect on Earth except God’s Word. Everything on this planet is broken because of sin. But we all walk around trying to impress people. We pretend that we’ve got it all together.
If you want to have lasting change in your life, though, then you first have to humbly assess your current state—which includes admitting that you don’t have it all together. You have to put aside your pride and admit you have a problem with your finances, your health, or whatever area you struggle with in your life.
Romans 12:3 says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you” (NIV).
MEDITATE: Sometimes, though, you can’t see yourself accurately without help from others. Do you have the courage to ask other people to be honest with you? Are you willing to ask the people closest to you, “Where do I need to change?”