Changing your mind
Acts 26: 9 “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.”
I … was …
I am not anymore.
I changed my mind.
I recently met a man who for over 17 years had been trained to become an Imam but he changed his mind and he is now a Pastor. How did that happen? It was because of the intervention of Jesus, as it was for Paul.
Sometimes it takes a dramatic intervention such as this, where it leaves the person in no doubt that they have to change the course of their life.
Sometimes it is less so.
Maybe today you are at a crossroads and you never saw them coming. One day you were convinced you were going in a certain direction and then suddenly out of nowhere comes an offer to change course and in order to do so you have to change your mind.
The intervention may not be so dramatic but the changing of your mind can be as traumatic as if you had to change from being an Imam to a Pastor or being knocked off your horse on the way to Damascus.
It takes faith to change your mind in order to change your course.