Change is necessary for growth, and if we have been born again our own lives should demonstrate transformation. Effective change is based on God۪s Word, not self-will or self-improvement efforts. Others should be able to look at us and notice some type of difference or alternate route taken as a result of our Christian walk. The Word of God is above whatever temporary obstacles we are experiencing. We are triumphant over all obstacles because the power of God to change circumstances operates within us.