The thesaurus lists the following words for CHANGE: alter, modify, vary, transform, revolutionize, adjust and amend. Those are action words. Not one of those words reflects idleness or simply remaining the same. If we are not willing to CHANGE I don't believe that we can fully experience what God has planned for our lives.
Our willingness for CHANGE makes serving Him so exciting. We never know from one day to the next what God has planned for our lives. When He calls on us how are we going to respond? Do you truly pray about making decisions in your life regarding CHANGE or do you simply refuse because it will totally upset your plans for the future?
Without CHANGE there is no fruit and no harvest. When seeds are planted there would be no fruit without CHANGE. When blooms appear on a fruit tree there would be no fruit without CHANGE. CHANGE is a necessary step in life for success.
CHANGE is a necessary dynamic in our walk with Christ. CHANGE often means relocating your family, quitting your present job, accepting additional ministry responsibilities, etc., etc.
CHANGE can signify a multitude of things. As pastors, our family has relocated too different churches a number of times over the past 29 years. There are certainly a multitude of dynamics to deal with when you accept a new pastorate. What if Bobby and I would have ignored God's calling when He specifically asked us to CHANGE? Where would we be today in ministry?
For some folks CHANGE is a very difficult task. They become set in their ways and anything that disrupts their lives is absolutely unacceptable. But in order for us to serve Christ the way He expects, we must be willing to embrace CHANGE, so that we can truly experience all that God has for us. CHANGE is a necessary step in each of our lives no matter how old we become. And as we accept CHANGE God continues to mold and shape us so we can become the person He desires to fulfill His purpose and plan. Although CHANGE may not always be enjoyable it is certainly necessary.
I welcome CHANGE today. CHANGE is exciting and in order to be everything I need to be for the Kingdom of God I know CHANGE in my life is truly necessary. Each of us are still a work in progress and I know in my own life God still has much to do!
Blessings to you today as you welcome and embrace CHANGES in your life.