Different Focus On Change

Many of us detest change of any shape, form, or fashion. However, the change we generally resist is the type that we feel will make our situation worse rather than better. We eagerly change jobs when it means higher wages and more influence. We gladly move to a larger house in a better community. So it is not change in general that we don't like, it is change that involves losing something physical, other times emotional or psychological. Whether we care for it or not, change is both inevitable and necessary. If everything remains the same, no one is growing. But we have a heavenly mentor who leads us through change and leads us to a much better place. Arriving there may be difficult, as it was for the Israelites in reaching the Promised Land. They grumbled when their situation became worse rather than better (Exodus 15:24). We have the example of Jesus. In less time as a week, He went from being the leader of many to being abandoned by everyone. Simply because Christ willingly went through suffering, God promoted Him to the very highest place (Philippians 2:8-9).

Not all change is pleasant, however, when we are being led to a better place by Someone who loves us, we do not need to fear it. To change is to make a material difference so that something is essentially different from what it was to change one's opinion. Faith in Christ will keep us strong and steady in the stormy sea of change.

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