By Andrea Merrell
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us
what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.
It corrects us when we are wrong
and teaches us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3:16 NLT
I needed to change. The reality hit me in the face like a wet rag, but it was a truth I had to accept.
It’s easy to see the faults and weaknesses in others. Those attitudes and behaviors that desperately need attention. But seeing them in ourselves—and having the courage to take our medicine and do something about them—is a whole other matter.
According to Mary Poppins, all it takes is a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down. But God doesn’t sugarcoat anything, especially when it comes to our well-being. They say, “the truth hurts.” Maybe so, but if it helps us get moving in the right direction, it’s worth the temporary pain.
Change comes when we are truly submitted to God—spirit, soul, and body—and when we stop making excuses, take responsibility for our own actions, and take our spiritual medicine (God’s Word). No sugar needed because what God says is coated in His amazing love for us.
Have you had your medicine today?