Are you constantly trying to change people?

“ out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:12, ESV.

God called us to make a difference, not try to make people different. God called us to make a change, not try to change people. That’s His job. Let’s face it. We have a hard enough time trying to change ourselves, let alone someone else. If we can accept people the way they are and let God do the rest, we will live a more peaceful life. Don’t let your relationships be ruined because you’re constantly trying to change people. The truth is…

You can’t change:

• How people feel
• How they behave
• What they think
• What they believe in their hearts
• How someone lives their life

However, you can change:

• How you feel
• How you respond
• What you think
• What you believe in your heart
• How you live your life

Prayer: Father God, I ask forgiveness for any time I didn’t accept who you’ve accepted, and didn’t love who you love. Forgive me for any time I’ve tried to do your job of changing people. I’m not you. I humble myself right now and ask that you help me to focus on working on my self and let you work on others with your love, your power, and your grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

22 thoughts on “Are you constantly trying to change people?”

  1. Amen! Almighty God, please have mercy on me, a sinner. Please grant us all Your Peace. In Sweet Jesus’ name I pray & Thank You Dear Lord ❤🙏🕊😇

  2. Yes, I am constantly trying to change people. I ask for God’s forgiveness and I will focus on changing myself. I will work on letting God do the rest. Amen! This word was tailored for me. Thank you. ✝️

  3. 🌾 Thank you Heavenly Father for dealing with me at the times of 2003-2006. I thank you for it all. Because I’m a true living witness to testify in my marriage. 🦋

  4. Well Said!! It’s a full time job just working on me. I am learning that if God loves me and accept s me then who am I not to do the same for others.
    Be bless and again Thank You ❤️❤️

  5. Thank You God for the change in my life 🙌🏽 I will leave the changing of other people to You 🙌🏽 I have enough problems, changing myself.😁 Amen and AMEN 🙏🏽♥️🙌🏽♥️

  6. My Jesus my Lord my God, thank you for this prayer today guide me to stay in your footsteps and not do as I did trying to control others ways.


  7. God is good and loves us with all our flaws let us be more like him thank you God for your word and thank you God for the love you have for us Amen

  8. Change starts when you can be honest with yourself when you look in the mirror and your not happy with what you see,I’m not talking about looks! Once you take that first step 🚶‍♂️ your change has begun now your ready to face the world with a new attitude..father thank 🙏 you for the love you have always shown thank you for letting me see how much I have grown. I LOVE MY CHANGE!!!😁

  9. Lately God has been specifally speaking to me through these devotionals! Very loud and clear. Thank you sis for allowing God to use you.

  10. Amen i am guilty thank you Father for You show me my sins so that i can know your great mercies. I ask for your forgiveness and. grace to let go of the lies i tell myself. I love you Jesus amen

  11. Nobody but you God could have written this for me. I praise you with my whole heart for hearing my cry. I glorify your Holy name for looking beyond my faults and seeing my needs.

  12. I pray to God i remain focused on His word. May He guide and order my steps. Change my heart of stone to a heart of flesh. May you be seen and felt thru me. Ameen🙏🙏

  13. Yes, Lord. I move out of Your way. So what you do. Let Your Holy Spirit do Your work in me as well as others around me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

    Powerful Sis. Kesha

    Blessings, Shalom and Agape.

  14. Amen!!

    God help me to show others the love, acceptance, grace and mercy that you continuously show me in Jesus mighty name I pray!


  15. Amen My God I’m just reading the devotions from yesterday and Lord I know only you can change people heart and mind and the there are God you do your work and Jesus name again I say Amen 🙏🏽

  16. This is so profound! I used to spend so much time wondering why my husband didn’t want to make more money to help us with the bills, why he just sat and looked at westerns and I was doing the trash, the car,, the garage, etc. and one day the Lord showed me that it was not him at all,!it was me who had the problem! I accepted any and every thing he did as if I was supposed to do it. I had a choice to put up with it or stop complaining because I was the one who needed to change. I’ve stayed in the relationship and continued to labor but now I look at me, not him because he will not change so I try my best to change and accept my lot in life with a spirit of working for the Lord, not for man!

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