The old programs tend to run continuously whether I want them to or not. I need the power to flip the switch.

Ever just wish you could reprogram your life? I do, especially when I’ve had a bad day or a series of bad days. Bad days for me include feeling totally unproductive in moving forward with a main goal I have.

I want to reprogram my life because when I have a bad day, I tend to resort to comfort zones that include habits I thought were behind me, broken, forgotten. The deal is a comfort zone habit is one of those things that never really goes away.

It is like a program running on background in my life. It is always there. I might put some new lines of code but somehow the old program will come to life at what seems to me to be totally unexpected times, times when I’m having a bad day or two or three.

What I need is a way to overwrite the old comfort zone program with a totally new one. Problem is, it doesn’t work that way. When the old program rears it’s head, I have to acknowledge it’s up and running again and switch back to the new format.

It sounds easy, right? The flip of a switch? Not so easy when it’s years of programming I am consciously choosing to change. It’s so much easier to just let the old comfort zone program run.

The reality of the situation is this: I can’t flip the switch by myself. I need help. That comes by acknowledging I am powerless over the Comfort Zone, recognizing there is a power greater than myself that can help me and then giving my Comfort Zone programming over to that Greater Power.

I’m thinking about this a lot because of the approach of Resurrection Sunday. Normally on a day-to-day basis I don’t think ponder the cross of Christ, His death, burial and resurrection. I don’t think about the power that it took for Him to come to life after being in the tomb for three days.

In reality that power is available to me and each and every person who has accepted Christ as savior.

Paul said it best, “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you (Rom. 8:11).”’

His power is residing in me. Power to overwrite old programs. Power to flip the switch and allow a new program to run.

“I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised Him from the dead (Phil. 3:10).” I am allowing Him to change my program. What about you?

Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

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