How Do People Change?
There are several schools of thought in regards to how people change:
- Behavior modification – This is where you change the things, the activities you do (your behavior) and over time how you act and thus who you are changes. [Military boot camp]
- Cognitive restructuring – This is where you change your thinking which leads to a change in your behavior and ultimately who you are. [Counseling]
- Spiritual transformation – This is where the Holy Spirit does a work inside of you and thus you change and become a different person. [Metamorphosis]
- Community influence – A person or group rubs off on you and you become like they are. [People looking and talking alike who have been together for a length of time]
I believe real change comes about through a combination of these things and “spiritual formation” is really spiritual change whereby one becomes like Jesus.Previous Next