Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paradigm - The Curse Of First Impression


Paradigm is what people originally think about us. It is what people associate us with. It is the representative idea that is evoked in the minds of people that is readily associated with our name. Paradigm is practically the first impression that people associate us with. It is a built in reputation surrounding us and is very hard to erase in the minds of people. Even if we have already changed, we are still associated with a particular paradigm.

Those who have been truly born again and had a complete turnaround in character are particularly vulnerable to this kind of name association. A person who was known to be a drunkard, a womanizer and a heavy gambler, and who had a complete change in his life because of the power of the Holy Spirit, will have a hard time convincing people that he has really changed. The best thing for him to do is to stop convincing people about his miraculous change and just show them his transformed self.

Yes, it is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can completely change ourselves from our shameful past to our present glorious life. If only we could change our individual paradigms or the first impressions of people about us, that would be wonderful. Ah, but who cares. So long as we have already changed and are doing the will and purpose of God in our lives, that's all that counts.

Tags: Paradigm, First Impression, Holy Spirit, Glorious Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Uplifting, Feel Good

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Inspirational/Motivational

6 comments:

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

cool i learn new word today, thanks for sharing and thanks for the post.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

thanks for the info about paradigm....naaalala ko tuloy ang salita na Don't judge the book by its cover............

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Hahaha, my blog looks like a dictionary. Anyway, thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
That is really the case. We should not judge a book by its cover. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

kimmy said...

i think so, too.. there is no better way to convince other people that you really are changed but just simply show them the 'new' you. and it's not that important how they feel or think about it, after all, they are not the primary reason why you did. if they come to realize it, good. but if they don't, then, let it go.. live your new life and enjoy being the new YOU..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
Words of wisdom from someone who has a lot of experience in living a full life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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