Change is inconvenient! There is no way around it. Generally, the more important the change is for the long term, the more inconvenient it is!
Some change is sudden and hits you acutely!
Granted, some change hits you in the face like a two-ton truck! It blasts you and you can’t get away from it. Think about the birth of your children, the death of a parent or spouse…or even a child! The loss of a job or a divorce. Major moves to another city or state have the same effect. These are major events in your life that bring about huge change. You can’t escape it.Some change hits you in the face like a two-ton truck! It blasts you and you can't get away from it.... These are major events in your life that bring about huge change. You can't escape it. Click To Tweet
Your life is going to change on many levels after this change hits. You may not realize how much change will come about, but you do know that nearly everything will be different!
When this kind of change comes into your life, you will need help from others as you adjust to that change. Plan on it. Pray and ask GOD to provide it where you most need it.
What about the slow, creeping change that isn’t as obvious?
There is another kind of change that is much more imperceptible. stop This kind of change is the slow kind of change. Sometimes you don’t even see it happening until you look back a few years and realize your attitudes have changed since you were a certain age or were in certain situations.
A few years ago, I lived in a little town where many of the people had lived all their lives. Some of the older ones actually thought nothing had changed for them. But it really wasn’t true. A lot had changed…all around them. Their children had grown up and become parents and grandparents. The town had changed. The culture had changed. It was very interesting. They had really changed too. Some had been widowed. But in initial conversation, many of them thought nothing had changed…because they had always lived there.No matter whether you are going through big change or subtle change, it is great to be anchored to One who doesn't change...in a good way! Click To Tweet
Change is morally neutral. We don’t always see whether the change we are going through is going to be good or bad over the long haul.
I don’t know where you are, or where you think you are in regard to change. But change is not the enemy. And when change is happening around you, change is happening inside you too! Your whole environment is different. So when you are dealing with change, realize it won’t be convenient, but it isn’t an enemy. Change is morally neutral.When you are dealing with change, realize it won't be convenient, but it isn't an enemy. Change is morally neutral. Click To Tweet
Some change is good, some is not so good. Some seems good at the time, but later it turns out it wasn’t as good as we had hoped. It works opposite too!
The great thing about inconvenient changes…and even the slow, quiet ones, has been that my eyes are opened to new ideas, new needs around me, new people, and heart change.
God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
Numbers 23:19 ESV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17 ESV
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