In order to redefine something, we have to know how we defined it in the first place.
re-de-fine vt. a : to reexamine or reevaluate especially with a view to change, b: to transform
“Development and change take time. Real change must go deeper than consequences, behavior and values. It must go to a person’s beliefs/faith in the heart. That change can only happen through the Gospel.”
John W., Development Worker in South Asia
He’s right. Real change begins when we examine our hearts. The journey of redefinition first requires perspective change. This then leads to restoration and freedom. Change also begins with each one of us. It is a process, not an event. As individuals motivated to change, we inspire others to do the same thus creating a community of change agents.
(re)define is about more than clearing out our clutter and refining our outward appearances, it’s about digging deep within to change the way we think about ourselves, about others, and about our stuff that we might truly live.