Our Job Is to Love People, Not Change Them
Regardless of how God uses me, I can’t change people. That is God’s job, not mine.
I remember when I first became a believer in Jesus and somehow thought that it was my duty to change people for the sake of advancing The Gospel—which is funny because I myself wasn’t even changed by a man or women, but instead was loved and directed toward the only true source that could bring me change: God
If we were to scour the Bible, we’d see there is not a single passage that states we are called to change people. Why? Because it’s not our job, and it was never intended to be. We must take a step back and realize that God’s job is to be God, and our job is to lead people toward the door that is hope. Once we’ve done this, we must let go and allow Him who created the world to take care of the rest.
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” —John 13:34
Don’t waste your time trying to change people. Instead, focus on loving well.