I say this because I believe that it is not God’s responsibility to change us lest otherwise, He would touch the sacredness of our freedom to choose. He might as well have created a robotic being rather than human being who can choose between right or wrong.
I have set before you today life and prosperity (good), and death and adversity (evil) -Deuteronomy 30:15 AMP
Kaya kung mag nagpapa advise sa aken or prayer na sana baguhin daw ng Lord ang isang tao, very reluctant ako. Bakit kase minsan ayaw naman talaga ng may katawan na magbago. Walang magagawa ang prayers at counseling kung ang isang tao ay ayaw makinig or magbago. Ang change of self is a decision to be made by the person himself otherwise we also discredit the reason why Jesus died on the cross. Pwede naman pala baguhin ng Diyos ang tao, it should be enough without Christ coming down to be mocked, hurt and crucified.
Pero alam natin hindi ganoon ang nangyari. God the Father sent his God the Son into the world with the intention to save us from eternal death – the life in hell.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have an everlasting life.” -John 3:16
Many people use this verse on God’s love but many forget that this love only benefits not all, but “whosoever”. Ibig sabihin kung sino lang may gusto. Hindi para sa lahat ang ganda ng buhay, both in the earth and in heaven.
Ganyan din ang pagbabago. Kelangan na ang desisyon ng pagbabago ay nagmumula sa tao mismo, at walang pakialam ang Diyos sa mga masasamang bagay na ating ginagawa dahil tayo din naman ang may gusto nyan. When we understand that principle, we can then allow God to rule over our lives.
This is one reason why we need God, for only He can give us a new heart, and replace our self-centeredness with His love. God’s promise is true:
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone” (Ezekiel 36:26).