2018年12月14日

However, you can change your life

However, you can change your life


I have been giving counseling for many years.  Many hopelessly ask me “the problem I have is my own personality.  Do you think I can change my personality?”  So, I answer “because God created your personality, the basis of your personality cannot be changed.  However, you can change your life.”


Let me give you some question.  Who made those statements as listed below?


1)    “As I became 31 years old, the only thing that suits me is my death.”

2)    “There is no one more miserable than I am.”

3)    “There is no one like me who is fast in getting angry, envious and the mind twisted.”


These statements are so negative.  Now, the answers are;

1)    Nightingale, who is the role model of nurses.

2)    Lincoln, who was the president of the US, famous for releasing slaves.

3)    Inazou Nitobe, whose portrait was on the old 5,000 Yen notes, a great contributor in the areas of Education and International Relations.


Those above three people were suffering with their own personalities being “negative and short-tempered.”  Yet, their contributions to our society were so great. 


How could they do that?  Some would say “because they had special talents.”  Yes, they might have talents, yet that is not the decisive factor.  The most important thing is to change the point of view in your life.  In other words, you should change your focus from criticizing your own personality or reacting to people’s evaluation which always change over time, to the creator, almighty and loving God who can change your shortcomings to blessings.  That is how you can change your life to something blessing.


“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (II Corinthians 4:18, NIV)


December is the month of cerebrating Christmas.  Why don’t you spend your Christmas at a church?  You can start your life with full of God’s blessing.


Senior Pastor  Masao Nakanishi

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