August 31, 2012

Let God {Five Minute Friday: Change}

I have heard, and I know you had too, so many times this cliche spoken:  "The only constant in this world is change."

The way that Octavia E. Butler puts it is amazing.

Octavia E. Butler
“All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
is Change.

is Change.”
Octavia E. Butler

Even though most people resist changes, it is inevitable.

Being mostly a limb-sitter, or a comfort zone dweller, I do resist for a time, but when I know that it is only way God's plan works for me, I'd setter for His ways.  But not without resistance though.

The the benefits sinks in slowly and it lasts.

The change that affects everything is when one lets God freely and willingly.

And when we do, how we look at things, at people, at situations, will be seen and acted out of love.

It it like seeing through the eyes of our savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

The world needs this for peace and prosperity.  

Change coming from the inside affects beautifully the outside.  So I let God.  You too, let God!

"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."
Romans 12:2 (NLT)

Posting in community with:
Lisa-Jo Baker's

Five Minute Friday

and with


I love this community, writing candidly for 5 minutes without editing, without over thinking.  Check out what everyone is writing about CHANGE today.  And you may join the community too.  See what you can write in just 300 seconds.  I am sure it would be a glimpse from your true self.


Now here's the simple list of rules for a fun 5 Minute Friday Posting:
 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Note:  Ms. Lisa-Jo & friends, I would like to ask for permission to correct a misspelled word.  But I promise that I only found it out after I hit publish.  The world "setter"  should be read "settle."  Thank you.


  1. "Change coming from the inside affects beautifully the outside." Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

  2. Love that verse! So true that we need to allow ourselves to be changed from the inside from God. Thanks for writing! (Stopping by from Tales from a Gypsy Mom.)

  3. Lolita what a beautiful five minutes you've written! A "limb-sitter and a comfort zone dweller" yeah, I could often be called those. Letting God, yes! Love that!
    Thank you so much for linking me in your post and for stopping by my blog. Loving this FMF crowd! Blessings!

    1. Yes, I am now in love with this FMF crowd. I would soon try to read out more.

      It is so amazing how God speaks to each one and there when shared, it changes us too.


  4. I love this, bless you.

  5. Lynn MorrisseyAugust 31, 2012

    I love this Lolita, that change on the inside affects the outside. How true!When we let Christ change us, our faces glow. But when we resist Him, I think our misery is mirrored in a frowning countenance. Thank you for demonstrating that real change is possible through Christ alone! I've written a personal email to you, which I hope you receive!

    1. Wow, Lynn. You surprised me with your visit. I am so glad and honored.

      Thank you. I will check my email.

      What a lovely surprise.

    2. Lynn MorrisseySeptember 01, 2012

      So glad you received my email. I will answer you a little later today!

  6. Yes sis Lolita. More God in us, the more we act like God: loving and forgiving. Our lives changes and we inspire others to do so. Isn't God amazing?
    God had chamged a lot in me. He restored me from a broken hearted woman . Now I feel really loved by God and the people around me. To God be the glory. I can't thank Him enough.

    1. Yes, Sis Joy, He is super Amazing.

      You will be surprised at the way you look at things, about relationships, about forgiveness and loving.... It is Him in us. When we allow Him, He can make our lives lighter and joyful. Because pain and hurts are replaced with His gentleness and patience and humility.

      Happy New Week, CS JOY!

  7. I love God's promise to take hearts of stone and change them into soft ones after His own... your post reminds me of that. Lovely as always, Lolita. Glad you are enjoying this weekly writing challenge!

    1. I love the prods or prompts at times, Pam. There are those times (because of too many things occupying my mind) that I could not post anything in my blog.

      I am happy to be challenged by the FMF community.

      Yes, Pam, more of Him.... equals less of me and more for others too.

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