“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekiel 36:26
Ever see a talented actor or actress, who had great success with a certain type of character, then be unable to get roles playing any other part? That is known as typecasting. Either the casting agents or the fans are unable to see that person any other way. Usually, it leads to the end of a career because of the limits placed on the actor’s potential.
Sometimes we can be typecast, too. We live a certain way, and though we try to change, we only see the “old” us. Others who knew us before won’t believe we can change. It can make living for the Lord even more difficult.
Fortunately, He doesn’t leave us helpless. He promises us to give us a new heart, a new outlook, a new way of life. We don’t have to resign ourselves to defeat. He recreates us from the inside, and that will eventually show itself on the outside.
Don’t worry about whether you can change your life. He will give you victory over the “old” you, and help you break free of the old roles everyone expects you to play – including yourself.