Each year television repeats programs that were aired earlier in the season. We know the outcome and how every character role is portrayed. For a different outcome it’s necessary to switch channels and view another program.
There are times in life when same situations and hardships come up over and over. Even though the characters, location and scenery may change the outcome is the same. Feelings are hurt, friendships are lost or similar disappointments happen as before. Many times God uses these repeat situations to direct us to our own hearts in order to change an attitude or habit from within. We can change jobs, friends or where we live but along with us comes what is in our hearts. To see a different outcome in life, switch attitudes of the heart. Allow God through prayer and His word to reveal deep rooted habits and hurts then let Him work. This will allow the channel of the heart to be switched to a story with a more positive outcome.
Create in me a new, clean heart, O God, filled with clean thoughts and right desires. Don’t toss me aside, banished forever from your presence. Don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me again the joy of Your salvation, and make me willing to obey You.