Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Can people change?

One of the questions posed in my upcoming release, To Write A Wrong, is can people change? Interesting question. When I was researching the book, I asked many people that question, and the answers were pretty much divided down the middle.

I personally believe ANYTHING is possible with Christ, and that certainly includes people changing. That's why my "life verse" is Phil. 4:13: I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. BUT...what about the fakers out there? Those who just pretend to change to save themselves from something? How do you tell the difference?

So, what about YOU? What do YOU think? Can people change? What's your take? Let me know what your thoughts are. Really, I want to know.


Warren said...

I draw on 1 Cor. 6:11 where Paul says, "And that is what some of you were ..." They had changed.

I think change is possible, but significant change of our personality and character will take submission to God / Holy Spirit, and can still involve a life-long struggle. And we all need to change something, right? That is what growth is about. Good questions.

Robin Caroll said...

Thanks, Warren, for your thoughts. I agree...only through God can we truly change.

Warren said...

Thanks for your comment on Family Fountain. Did you write a book on traficking? I would like to know more about it.

Robin Caroll said...

I did....a novel, Deliver Us From Evil...here's the blurb:
A beautiful yet tough woman working in a beautiful yet tough setting, Brannon Callahan is a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Strong faith and a decorated history of service have kept her one step ahead of on-the-job dangers, but there’s no precedent for what’s about to happen. After a blizzard takes down a small plane carrying U.S. Marshal Roark Holland (already haunted by a recent tragedy), Brannon must save him in more ways than one and safeguard the donor heart he’s transporting to a government witness on the edge of death. Otherwise the largest child trafficking ring in history—with shocking links from Thailand to Tennessee—will slip further away into darkness along the Appalachian Trail.

Warren said...

I will have to get your book!