To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
The opening words to the song “Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand” says, “Time is filled with swift transition…” Those words are absolutely true. So, in other words, nothing remains the same. It always seems when you get used to something, something will happen and causes that which you had gotten used to, to change. Many of us are creatures of habit. I for one fall into that category. I have had to grow spiritually in order to become adaptable to changing situations. We become so entrenched into the status quo whenever any change abruptly comes about it can throw us into a tailspin.
Change is inevitable. It is from the very moment we are conceived in our mother’s womb, change has begun until The Lord takes us from time to eternity. Take some time to stop and think about yourself. You are not the same person you were five, ten, fifteen years ago; none of us are. When we were children, our bodies were developing. Our vocabularies were growing. Our values were being developed. At one season in our lives we were totally dependent on our parents to feed, clothe and shelter us. But now, depending on the ages of those reading this, we are able, with the help of The Lord, to feed clothe and shelter ourselves. Change happens. Could you imagine if you were still the same you were when you were a teenager. I don’t know about you, but that is a horrifying thought for me because I did some very foolish and stupid things. Thank God for growth.
When we learn to embrace change it is a sign of our spiritual growth. We must remember that God is orchestrating the events of our lives and He either allows or directs the events to take place. It is important for us to remember Romans 8:28 which says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. As I alluded to earlier that I am a creature of habit, therefore, at one point I literally had a very hard time with transitional things in my life. As time went by, I had no other choice but to accept the changes that God’s providence has directed in my life. I must emphasize again, when we learn to embrace change, it is a sign of our spiritual maturity. Let me ask you a question, how do you handle change? Only you can answer that question.
Let me to expand on the issue of embracing change; when life and belief converge, our knowledge of God will determine whether we hold it together or whether we fall apart. The only way we can have knowledge of God is to be committed to His Word. I want to use a quote by Dr. John MacArthur who states, “A Bible that is falling apart, usually to a life that isn’t.” That is a very profound and true statement. I want to encourage each and every one to make sure that you understand that change will happen. Keep your focus on The Lord in order to accept His will for your life. God is the source of our strength and our peace. Embrace change, it is happening everyday.
Your servant in Christ,