How does one become a butterfly?  You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.  – Trina Paulus

Change does not always come easily. Sometimes it is downright difficult. It’s a process that is often very trying on people. It can lead to stress, worry and anxiety. Change does not happen overnight. But accepting change is the first step to any kind of transformation.

Change also means leaving the past behind. It means opening the door to a new future of possibilities. It means letting yesterday remain in the past and not dwelling on the wrong turns you made in life. Furthermore, it’s not always best to be the person you were a year ago. A new and improved you should meet the world each and every day.

After all, why would any of us want to remain the same?

That would mean there is nothing new or refreshing about you. It would mean the same old you in an ever changing world. There is nothing wrong with you, although there is so much potential within you it would be a shame to waste it.

Reaching down, harnessing your potential, and turning into something magnificent embodies the art of change. 

George Ross, the senior pastor at Northside Christian Church in New Albany once said he would love to hang a sign outside of the church that says “Come as you are, but don’t stay that way.”

You see, God calls us to change; God calls us to turn from our old self and to be renewed.

In Ephesians 4:22-24 Paul says “put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

We all can be better. However, improvement does not come without change. So do not fear the process of change. It is a part of life and a necessity to creating a much better you.

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Neil-HEadshotNeil Coffman is a motivational speaker and writer who uses his coaching expereince to encourage his audience. He is the author and founder of and 

Neil In His Own Words: They say that behind every good man is a great woman.  Well, I have three.  I am married to Jenn, the most amazing woman a guy could ask for.  She inspires me everyday to be the best person that I can be.  I am a father to Mallory and Maddy. My oldest, Mallory, the older she gets the more I realize that she is just like her dad.  Maddy hasn’t quite figured out yet that she is a daddy’s girl, but I am confident she will come around.  I am a freshmen basketball coach at my alma mater and by far the luckiest guy in the world; every day I wake up is truly a dream come true.  I love my family, I love coaching and most importantly I love and serve Jesus Christ. 

In today’s world we are surrounded by negativity and naysayers. Hopefully you will find my posts as a source of inspiration.  Every one of my experiences in life have taught me to lean more on my faith each and every day.  I can only pray that my writing will do the same for others.  Without Christ we are nothing.  Deuteronomy  28:68 says "There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you. ". Essentially, we are worthless, not even our enemies would buy us as slaves, yet Christ paid the ultimate price for us.  He IS our Hope.  He IS our motivation.

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