I have often heard that the only people who like change are babies. Interestingly enough, the ones who hate change also act like babies. Nevertheless, change is inevitable. We cannot escape it.
Change isn’t a bad thing. A person is changed when Jesus Christ becomes the Lord of someone’s life. The Christian life is one change after another as we become more like Christ.
Apart from Christ, life has its own changes: infancy, toddlerhood, changes as one is promoted each year in school, physical changes, college, career, and the list goes on.
Somehow, we reach adulthood and resist it. I used to love moving from church to church, place to place, etc. Now I long for stability, but I know that more changes are ahead. My kids will grow up. My marriage will go through the regular seasons. People from work will come and go.
What do we do with change? We embrace it. I am not saying we sit back idly when the change is evil. When it is God-ordained, you have to trust that God is in control of it whether we like it or not. Within that change is a growth opportunity. God has a new work He wants to do in us.
Every day, there seems to be a new change. My job is to wake up and report for duty. I am at God’s disposal. So during this season of change, my prayer is that my faith and obedience will increase and that I will be found faithful.
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Thank you for writing about change. It is easy to get stuck in a rut or comfortable where you are, but if you are growing things are constantly changing. Sometimes the change is subtle and other times more drastic. Yet we can fear change and hold on to things that we need to let go of. Great post!