Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6a (TEV)
We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
James 4:10 (NIV)
Help me to do your will, for you are my God. Lead me in good paths, for your Spirit is good.
(Psalm 143:10 LB)
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it and he will. (Psalm 37:5 LB)
So then, have your minds ready for action. Keep alert and set your hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Be obedient to God . . . (1 Peter 1:13–14 GNB)
D_________________________________________________your character defect.
“When an evil spirit goes out of a person it travels over dry country looking for a place to rest. If it can’t find one, it says to itself, ‘I will go back to my house.’ So it goes back and finds the house empty, . . . Then it goes out and brings along seven other spirits even worse than itself, and they come and live there.” (Matthew 12:43–45a GNB)
Y________________________________________________________to the growth.
The person who has been born into God’s family does not make a practice of sinning because now God’s life is in him; so he can’t keep on sinning, for this new life has been born into him and controls him—he has been born again. (1 John 3:9 LB)
What area of your life have you been able to turn over and surrender to Jesus Christ? What area are you still holding on to?