An attitude of repentance calls us to open our eyes and recognize our sinful habits. We are called to notice attitudes and actions that grieve the Holy Spirit. We cannot merely think about change in our lives in hopes that our good intentions will be enough. We must make radical change in our lives in order to remain in God’s will.
God desires to work in our lives to bring about change in our lives, but He needs the submission of our will. We must be willing to yield to whatever change God desires to bring about. If we want to see God move in our lives and in the lives of others, there must be repentance that starts with us.